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So the Dhammapada was said by "Elders"?

Seeing in Pali I saw first time the Elders names. Was this a made tradition or parallels confirm it? Doesn’t it mean it’s the original Theragatha?

Sāriputtattherassa mātulabrāhmaṇavatthu
Māse māse sahassena, yo yajetha sataṁ samaṁ; Ekañca bhāvitattānaṁ, muhuttamapi pūjaye; Sāyeva pūjanā seyyo, yañce vassasataṁ hutaṁ.