(Λάων; Láōn). Writer of the New Comedy. As he is quoted by Heraclides , it is safe to assume he belongs in the 3rd cent. BC. Two fragments are extant, of which fragment 1 is from a play Διαθῆκαι (Diathêkai, ‘The Wills’); in fragment 2 (without a play title) an adulterer speaks.
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Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen),
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 04 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e631120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510