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(Κρατῖνος; Kratînos).

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[1] Poet of the Attic Old Comedy, 5th cent. BC

Son of Callimedes, important poet of the Attic Old  Comedy.

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A. Biographical information

The first appearance of C. is documented for the late 450s BC [1. test. 4ab; cf. test. 5]; his death probably occurred between 423 (Terminus post quem: his last piece, the Pytínē/‘The Bottle’…

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) and Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), “Cratinus”, 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 05 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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