). Said to have been the earliest writer of the
old Athenian comedy. (Cf. Aristot. Poet. iii.
) His representations date from B.C. 487. The names of three of his comedies are
recorded, Ἥρωες, Περσαὶ ἢ Ἀσσυριοί
, and Πτωχοί
. To judge from these titles, we should conclude that his
comedies had a political reference, and were full of personal satire; and from an allusion in
Vitruvius (Praef. in lib. vi.
) we may infer that they were gnomic, like those
of Epicharmus. Ed. in Meineke, Com. Frag.