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. pp. 329-330.

Achaeus of Eretria belongs to the classic age, but was not himself a classic, though his satyric plays were much admired for their spirited style, albeit somewhat labored and lacking in clearness. He composed more than forty dramas, gaining the prize only once; for he was not an Athenian by birth, and the men of Athens were loth thus to honor any but their own fellow-citizens.



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