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Polyzelus
(180 words)

(Πολύζηλος/Polýzēlos).

[German version]

[1] Comic poet, c. 400 BC

Comic poet of the late 5th and early 4th cent. BC; won four victories at the Lenaea [1. test. 2]. 13 frr. and five titles survive. Four of them are mythological (Ἀφροδίτης γοναί/Aphrodítēs gonaí, 'The Birth of Aphrodite'; Δημοτυνδάρεως/Dēmotyndáreōs, Διονύσου γοναί/Dionýsou gonaí, 'The Birth of Dionysus'; Μουσῶν γοναί/Mousôn gonaí, 'The Birth of the Muses'); he evidently favoured comedic presenta…

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Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) and Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Polyzelus”, 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 21 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1002690>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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