CHAEREMON

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. 333.

Of those whose works were intended rather for private recitation than for the stage, Chaeremon was the most popular, on account of the brilliance of his descriptive powers. Especially admired was his Centaur, a mixture of drama with the epic and lyric poetry then in fashion, in which, as Aristotle says, he employed every possible form of metre. His maxim, "Luck, not wisdom, rules the affairs of men," was adopted by Plutarch as the text of one of his essays.

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