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[1] P. from Athens Tragedian, around 500 BC

Tragedian. According to Suda φ 762 (TrGF I 3 T 1) he achieved his first victory in 511/508 BC and died on Sicily (T 6). He is said to have been the first person to bring female roles to the stage and to have 'invented' the trochaic tetrameter (T 1), which prob…

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Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) and Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne), “Phrynichus”, 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 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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