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(297 words)

(Σωσιγένης; Sōsigénēs).

[German version]

[1] S. of Caunus

is attested as oikonómos of Ptolemaeus [1] I in Lycia (SEG 27,929, Limyra) in 288/7 BC.

[German version]

[2] Comedy writer, 2nd cent. BC

Comedy writer, only attested epigraphically as a participant of the Attic Dionysiac agon in 157 BC, where he took sixth place with the play Λυτρούμενος (Lytroúmenos, 'The ransomed man').

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Ameling, Walter (Jena), Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster) and Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds), “Sosigenes”, 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 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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