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(Φοινικίδης/Phoinikídēs). 3rd century BC comic poet from Megara [1. test. 2]; twice victorious at the Dionysia [1. test. 3]. At the Lenaea he took fifth place in 285 with the Ἀνασῳζόμενοι/Anasōizómenoi, and fourth place the following year with the Ποιητής/Poiētḗs. Four fragments and five titles (in addition to those already listed: Αὐλητρίδες/Aulētrides, Μισουμένη/Misouménē, Φύλαρχος/Phýlarchos) survive; in the untitled fragment 4, a hetaira wants to give up her craft because of bad experiences she had had with three lovers (a soldier, a ph…

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Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen), “Phoenicides”, 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 27 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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