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(1,146 words)

(Διοφαντός; Diophantós).

[German version]

[1] Writer of comedies

Author of comedies, dates unknown; one fragment and the title of one play (Μετοικιζόμενος) have been preserved.


1 PCG V, 42.

[German version]

[2] Commander under Mithridates VI Eupator

From Sinope, son of Asclepiodotus, commander to Mithridates VI Eupator. In 110 BC he provided skilful mi…

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) and Folkerts, Menso (Munich), “Diophantus”, 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 27 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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