- 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