Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Comici Graeci
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Collection of fragments of Greek comedies; apart from eleven comedies by Aristophanes [3], and five fairly complete comedies by Menander [4], the works of other Greek dramatists are preserved only fragmentary form. The most important comedic writers are, for Doric comedy: Epicharmus; for Attic Old Comedy: Eupolis, Cratinus [1], and Plato [2]; for Attic Middle Comedy: Antiphanes [1], Anaxandrides, and Alexis; and for Attic New Comedy: Diphilus [5], Philemon …

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Landfester, Manfred, “Comici Graeci”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0067>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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