Stobaeus, Anthology 2.30.10 = T 76 Kannicht = Sophocles T 59 Radt

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M = reading of the whole MS tradition
m = reading of part of the MS tradition
P = reading on a papyrus

Eὐριπίδης ὁ ποιητὴς ὁ ποιητὴς m : ὁ τραγωιδὸς m : ὁ τῶν τραγωιδιῶν ποιητὴς m ἐπεὶ ὀψωνοῦντος αὐτοῦ ἐπελάβετό τις λέγων ὅτι Σοφοκλῆς τοῦτο διὰ δούλου ποιεῖ ἔφη “τοιγαροῦν ἔφη τοιγαροῦν m : τοιγαροῦν ἔφη m : εἶπε τοιγαροῦν m : ἔφη om. m Σοφοκλῆς ἐσθίει ὄψον ὁποῖον τῶι οἰκέτηι αὐτοῦ ἀρέσκει ὁποῖον … ἀρέσκει m : ὁποῖον ἂν … ἀρέσηι m, ἐγὼ δὲ ὁποῖον ἂν ἐμοί.”

Euripides the poet, when someone had a go at him while he was buying food, saying that Sophocles used a slave to do this, said, ‘In that case, Sophocles eats the food which pleases his slave, but I eat the food which pleases me.’

Relevant guides Euripides