WorldCat Identities

Sophron approximately 470 B.C.-400 B.C.

Works: 8 works in 17 publications in 3 languages and 264 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Pantomimes (Music)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PA4449.E5, 888.0108
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sophron
Sophron's mimes : text, translation, and commentary by Sophron( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sophron of Syracuse wrote in the late fifth/early fourth century BC. He represents our only surviving example of classical Greek mime, and is an important example of the classical literary tradition outside Athens. This is the first book devoted exclusively to the mimes for over fifty years, and the first-ever in English. It provides a new translation of the fragments, and a detailed commentary that explores not only Sophron's relationship to early, non-mime traditions such as iambus, but also his influence on Hellenistic poetry, particularly Theocritus and Herodas. The text is based on Kassel and Austin's magisterial Poetae Comici Graeci, but there are also several new fragments. A substantial introductions deals with the meagre biographical material and discusses the important question of the mimes' performance and audience. There is detailed discussion of Sophron's dialect and lexicon, the textual tradition, and his impact on post-classical literature."--Jacket
Characters by Theophrastus( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictionalized faults are the focus of Characters by Theophrastus (c. 370-c. 285 BCE). The Hellenistic poet Herodas wrote Mimes, in which everyday life is portrayed and character as opposed to plot depicted. Mimes by Sophron (fifth century BCE) and anonymous mime fragments also represent that genre
Characters / Mimes / Herodas. Sophron and other mime fragments / [all] ed. and transl. [from the Greek] by Jeffrey Rusten, I.C. Cunningham by Theophrastus( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Greek, Ancient and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters by Theophrastus( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects important examples of Greek literary portraiture." "The Characters of Theophrastus consists of thirty fictional sketches of men who are each dominated by a single fault, such as arrogance, boorishness, or superstition. Unassuming in style, his character sketches nonetheless bear resemblance to the vivid figures of the period's New Comedy. The Hellenistic poet Herodas wrote mimes, a popular Greek entertainment in which one actor or a small group portrayed a situation from everyday urban life, concentrating on depiction of character rather than on plot. Here too in a new text and translation are substantial portions of the mimes of Sophron, a Syracusan of the 5th century B.C. whose work Plato is said to have enjoyed, as well as a selection of anonymous mime fragments." "The extant work of Sophron and the anonymous mime fragments are newly added to the Loeb Classical Library in this edition. And Jeffrey Rusten and Ian Cunningham have updated their editions of Theophrastus and Herodas (both first published in 1993) in light of the latest scholarship."--Jacket
Il mimo di Sofrone e di Senarco by Melina PINTO COLOMBO( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophron and other mime fragments by Sophron( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sophron's mimes : text, translation, and commentary
CharactersCharacters / Mimes / Herodas. Sophron and other mime fragments / [all] ed. and transl. [from the Greek] by Jeffrey Rusten, I.C. CunninghamCharacters
Alternative Names
Sofró de Siracusa

Sofron ca 470-ca 400 f. Kr.‏

Sofrón de Siracusa


Sòfrone, approximately 470 B.C.-400 B.C.

Sòfrone ca. 470-400 B.C


Sophro Comicus

Sophro Syracusanus

Sophron, ca. 470-400 B.C.

Sophron Comicus

Sophron Mimogr.

Sophron of Syracuse

Sophron von Syrakus‏