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Xenarchus
(885 words)

(Ξέναρχος; Xénarchos).

[German version]

[1] Comedy writer, 4th cent. BC

Comedy writer of the (probably late) 4th cent. BC. Eight play titles (quite typical of this period) and 14 fragments have been preserved (exclusively in Athenaeus [3]). In fragment 1, a speaker (perhaps a slave, also the eponym character, Butalíōn) laments in exuberant dithyrambistic language, that there is no means of curing his master's impotence [2…

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), Furley, William D. (Heidelberg), Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) and A.FA., “Xenarchus”, 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 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12212370>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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