Aristarchus of Tegea

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Aristarchus or Aristarch of Tegea (Greek: Ἀρίσταρχος Aristarkhos) was a contemporary of Sophocles and Euripides, who lived to be a centenarian, composed seventy pieces and won two tragic victories. Only the titles of three of his plays (Achilles, Asclepius, and Tantalus) with a single line of the text, have come down to us, though Ennius freely borrowed from his play about Achilles. Among his merits seems to have been that of brevity; for, as Suidas relates, he was "the first one to make his plays of the present length."

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