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In addition  to these, the story has been retold  many times, with slight alterations of the "original" versions, by compilers of chrestomathies, and parodies have been written on it.
one response to these bottlenecks was to compose anthologies, chrestomathies, greatest hits compilations. why copy over the plays of sophocles that were less than brilliant? that competes with resources for copying any of aeschylus. so instead of the 123 plays Sophocles wrote, we have the seven that were considered his greatest hits. and seven by aeschylus, too.