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Ăristŏphănes , is, m., = Ἀριστοφάνης.
I. A.. The most distinguished comic poet of Greece, from Lindus, on the island of Rhodes, a contemporary of Socrates, Hor. S. 1, 4, 1.—Hence,
B. Derivv.,
1. Ări-stŏphănēus or -īus , a, um, adj., Aristophanean: “anapaestus Aristophanius,Cic. Or. 56, 190: “metrum,Serv. Centim. p. 1818 P.—
2. Ăristŏphănĭcus , a, um, adj., the same, Hier. ad Isa. l. 15, c. 54, v. 11.—
II. A distinguished grammarian of Byzantium, pupil of Eratosthenes, and teacher of the critic Aristarchus, Cic. de Or. 3, 33, 132; id. Fin. 5, 19, 50; id. Att. 16, 11.
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