IOPHON

This document was originally published in The Drama: Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization, vol. 1. ed. Alfred Bates. London: Historical Publishing Company, 1906. p. 327.

Iophon, the son of Sophocles, produced about fifty plays, though some of them--we know not exactly which or how many--were written in collaboration with his father. He won the second prize in a competition in which Euripides was first. The grandson and namesake of Sophocles was seven times victorious, reproducing also his grandsire's Oedipus at Colonus, which his father, Ariston, first brought out.

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