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(Φιλέταιρος; Philétairos).

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[1] Attic poet of the Middle Comedy, 4th cent. BC

Attic poet of the Middle Comedy (1st half of 4th cent. BC), according to Dicaearchus, son of the comic poet Aristophanes [3] [1. test. 1; 2. 192], though this remains uncertain owing to some discrepancies in ancient tradition [3]. In the list of victors at the Lenaea, P. has two victories immediately after Anaxandri…

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Hidber, Thomas (Berne) and Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale), “Philetaerus”, 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 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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