Comici Graeci
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Collection of fragments of Greek comedies; apart from eleven comedies by Aristophanes [3], and five fairly complete comedies by Menander [4], the works of other Greek dramatists are preserved only fragmentary form. The most important comedic writers are, for Doric comedy: Epicharmus; for Attic Old Comedy: Eupolis, Cratinus [1], and Plato [2]; for Attic Middle Comedy: Antiphanes [1], Anaxandrides, and Alexis; and for Attic New Comedy: Diphilus [5], Philemon …

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Landfester, Manfred, “Comici Graeci”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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