Damoxenus
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[German version]

(Δαμόξενος; Damóxenos). Attic comedic author of the 3rd cent. BC, known to have been victorious at the Dionysia once [1. Testimonia 2]. There is evidence for two plays. His Σύντροφοι contains the longest speech by a cook preserved in a comedy (fr. 2: 68 verses); the speaker presents himself as a disciple of Democritus and more especially of Epicurus and is scornful of everyone who is not, even the Stoics.

Bibliography

1 PCG V, 1986, 1-7.

Cite this page
Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), “Damoxenus”, 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 15 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e310600>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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