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Epilycus [2]
(212 words)

(Ἐπίλυκος; Epílykos).

[German version]

Epilycus Writer of comedies

Comedy writer, whose surviving work consists of the title of one play (Κωραλίσκος; Kōralískos, The little lad from Crete? cf. Phot. p. 198,15) and of nine fragments; fr. 3 (remnants of catalectic anapaestic tetrameters) and fr. 4 (catalectic anapaestic dimeter in Doric dialect) show that he belonged to the Old Comedy (late 5th, early 4th cent. BC).

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) and Eder, Walter (Berlin), “Epilycus [2]”, 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 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12221620>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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