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Poseidippus
(953 words)

(Ποσείδιππος/Poseídippos).

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[1] Comic poet from Cassandrea, c. 290 BC

Comic poet from the Macedonian city of Cassandrea [1. test. 1, 2], said to have begun performing plays in the third year after the death of Menander [4] (291/0 BC) [1. test. 1], four-time victor at the Dionysia [1. test. 7] and honoured with statues [1. test. 10. 11]. His Ἀποκλειομένη (Apokleioménē, 'The Woman Shut Up [or Shut Out]') was revived sever…

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Poseidippus”, 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 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1005990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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