Plutarch, Table Talk 8.717b = T 12 Kannicht
m = reading of part of the MS tradition
P = reading on a papyrus
ἐμοὶ δὲ πολλὰ λέγειν ἐπήιει τοῖς παροῦσι τῶν εἰς ταὐτὸ καιροῦ συνδραμόντων· οἷον ἦν τὸ περὶ τῆς Εὐριπίδου γενέσεως καὶ τελευτῆς, γενομένου μὲν ἡμέραι καθ’ ἣν οἱ Ἕλληνες ἐναυμάχουν ἐν Σαλαμῖνι πρὸς τὸν Μῆδον Μῆδον Xylander : δῆμον M, ἀποθανόντος δὲ καθ’ ἣν ἐγγενήθη Διονύσιος ὁ πρεσβύτερος τῶν ἐν Σικελίαι τυράννων, ἅμα τῆς τύχης, ὡς Τίμαιος FGrHist 566 F 105 ἔφη, τὸν μιμητὴν ἐξαγούσης τῶν τραγικῶν παθῶν καὶ τὸν ἀγωνιστὴν ἐπεισαγούσης.
It occurred to me to mention to those present many chronological coincidences, like the one concerning the birth and death of Euripides, who was born on the day on which the Greeks fought the naval battle against the Mede at Salamis (480 BCE) and died on the day on which Dionysius, the older of the Sicilian tyrants, was born. As Timaeus said, Fortune led off-stage the imitator of tragic events and brought on the man who acted them out.