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date: 03 October 2022

Alcaeus(2)locked

Alcaeus(2)locked

  • Kenneth Dover
  •  and Christopher Pelling

Extract

Is called by the Suda a comedian of the Old Comedy (see comedy (greek), old) (κωμικὸς τῆς ἀρχαίας κωμῳδίας) and author of ten plays. His Pasiphae took the fifth (last) prize in 388 bce (hyp. 4 Ar. Plut.). Fragments of seven other plays survive; the titles suggest that he specialized in mythological burlesques.

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  • Greek Literature

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