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(Κράτης; Krátēs).

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[1] Writer of comedies, 5th cent. BC

Athenian, the poet of the Old Comedy who began giving performances c. 450 BC [1. test. 7]. Previously an actor with  Cratinus [1], [1. test. 2 and 3]. Certain sources claim that he wrote seven plays [1. t…

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen), Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile (Antony), Broggiato, Maria (London) and Montanari, Franco (Pisa), “Crates”, 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 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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