Archedicus
(85 words)

[German version]

Poet of the New Comedy, from whom four fragments and two titles (Diamartanon, Thesauros, where a cook speaks) are extant. Worthy of note is his attack on the politician  Demochares, nephew of Demosthenes [1 test.2 and fr. 4]. A. could be identical with the anagrapheus of the year 320/19 and may have been politically active as ally of the Macedonian royal administrator  Antipater [2].

Bibliography

1 PCG II, 533-536

2 Chr. Habicht, The comic poet A., in: Hesperia 62, 1993, 253-256.

Cite this page
Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen), “Archedicus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e132010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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