Sophocles, Testimonium

LCL 461: 326-327

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Sud. Σ 815 (iv 402 Adler)

Σοφοκλῆς· . . . καὶ ἔγραψεν ἐλεγείαν τε καὶ παιᾶνας . . .

Philostr. Vit. Apoll. 3. 17 (i 96 Kayser)

οἱ δὲ ᾖδον ᾠδὴν ὁποῖος ὁ παιὰν ὁ τοῦ Σοφοκλέους ὃν Ἀθήνησι τῷ Ἀσκληπιῷ ᾄδουσιν.

[Lucian.] Encom. Demosthen. 27 (iii 274 Macleod)

οὐδὲ γὰρ τἀσκληπιῷ μεῖόν τι γίγνεται τῆς τιμῆς εἰ μὴ τῶν προσιόντων αὐτῶν ποιησάντων ὁ παιὰν Ἰσοδήμου (Macleod: ὅπλα ἀναλισοδήμου codd.) τοῦ Τροιζηνίου καὶ (ἢ Harmon) Σοφοκλέους ᾄδεται.


Philostr. Imag. 13. 4 (ii 415 Kayser)

Ἀσκληπιὸς δὲ οἶμαι οὗτος ἐγγὺς παιᾶνά που παρεγγυῶν γράφειν καὶ




Suda, Sophocles

. . . he wrote elegiacs and paeans . . .

Philostratus, Life of Apollonius

And they began singing a song like the paean of Sophocles which is sung to Asclepius1 at Athens.

‘Lucian’, Encomium of Demosthenes

Nor does any less honour accrue to Asclepius if the worshippers themselves compose nothing and the paean of Isodemus of Troezen or that of Sophocles is sung.

737 (a) Paean for Asclepius

Philostratus the Younger, Pictures (on a painting of Sophocles)

This is Asclepius nearby, I think, no doubt exhorting you to write a paean and not disdaining to be called

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.sophocles-testimonium.1992