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Lysippus
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(Λύσιππος; Lýsippos).

[German version]

[1] Writer of the Old Comedy, c. 400 BC

Poet of the Old Comedy who perhaps as early as the 430s BC won at the Dionysia [1. test. *2] and about whom further victories are attested in 409 and later [1. test. 3]. Only three titles of plays are extant; fragments (apart from three without a title) are only attributed to the ‘Bacchae’ (Βάκχαι): In fragment 1 a man by the name of Hermon (who had been thrown into a well by his father) talks to his brother.

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) and Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Lysippus”, 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 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e715030>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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