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Metagenes
(253 words)

(Μεταγένης; Metagénēs).

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[1] Attic poet of the Old Comedy, 5th/4th cent. BC

Attic poet of the last years of the Old Comedy (end of the 5th and early 4th cent. BC), listed among the winners at the Lenaea with two victories, immediately before Theopompus [1. test. 2]. The Suda mentions the titles of five plays: Αὖραι ἢ Μαμμάκυθος, Θουριοπέρσαι, Φιλοθύτης, Ὅμηρος ἢ Ἀσκηταί (or Ὅμηρος ἢ Σοφισταί [1. fr. 11]) [1. test. 1]. Th…

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Hidber, Thomas (Berne) and Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Metagenes”, 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 22 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e801830>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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