chapter  11
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FROGS

Frogs is known to have been produced at the Lenaia during the archontate of Kallias, who held office from the summer of 406 to the summer of 405. Marmor Parium, amongst other sources, reports that Sophocles died during this archontate. Frogs refers to the dead tragedian in the prologue, second prologue and exodos (76-82, 787-94, 1515-19): in the prologue and exodos, he is recalled in relation to Dionysos’ anabasis from Hades with a tragic poet (see 71-85 and 1414-1533), in the second prologue, in relation to the dispute between Aeschylus and Euripides over the infernal throne of tragedy (see 757-1410).