Summing up a life – Part 3

This satiric, ancient Greek epitaph just in:

I, the actor, Philistion
Soothed men’s pain with comedy and laughter,
A man of parts, I often died–
But never quite like this.

– Translated by Michael Wolfe, author of the forthcoming book The Last Word: Selected Greek Epitaphs; epitaph printed in “The Key Reporter” (Fall 2011)–a publication of American liberal arts honor society Phi Beta Kappa