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date: 08 February 2023



  • Geoffrey Arnott


Farces (also called ἱλαροτραγῳδίαι, cheerful tragedies) which were performed in S. Italy and also perhaps at *Alexandria (1) in the 4th and 3rd cent. bce. The chief authors of these ludicrous scenes from daily life or from mythology were *Rhinthon, *Sciras, and *Sopater (1) of Paphos; vase-pictures illustrate an earlier (? pre-literary) stage in their development.


  • Greek Literature

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