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date: 26 September 2023


, Middle Comedy poet


, Middle Comedy poet
  • Geoffrey Arnott


Xenarchus (2), a frank and lively Middle Comedy poet (see comedy (greek), middle). Eight titles survive, mainly from daily life. Fr. 1: a parody of tragic style; 4: young men's sexual preference for married women over prostitutes; 7: illegal watering of fish; 14: happy cicadas, whose wives have no voice.


  • Greek Literature

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