Thucydides, Timotheus and the epitaph for Euripides

Ian Plant*

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This article discusses the epitaph for Euripides, found both in the Vita Euripidis and in the Greek Anthology (AP7.45), and attributed in antiquity to Thucydides and to Timotheus. It reviews the contexts in which the epitaph was cited in antiquity, discusses reasons for the joint attribution, and determines what we can conclude about the authorship and probable date of composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-396
Number of pages12
JournalClassical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


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