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Mnesimachus
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(Μνησίμαχος; Mnēsímachos).

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[1] Poet of Middle Comedy

A comic poet whom both Athenaeus and the Suda attribute to Middle Comedy [1. test. 1, 2]. His name is on the victors' list of the Lenaean festival, immediately after Antiphanes [1. test. 3], and his creative period extends from the 360's into the  340's BC [2]. We still have the titles of seven of his plays: Ἀλκμαίων (or -έων), Βούσιρις, Δύσκολος, Ἱπποτρόφος, Ἰσθμιονίκης, Φαρμακοπώλης, Φίλιππος (Alkmaíōn/éōn, Boúsiris, Dýskolos,…

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Hidber, Thomas (Berne) and Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich), “Mnesimachus”, 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 05 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e807750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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