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Matron

Μάτρων). A celebrated writer of parodies on Homer. He lived about the year 380 B.C. at Pitana in Mysia. He is frequently quoted by Eustathius and Athenaeus, and the latter writer has preserved a line relating to a dinner which parodies the opening verse of the Odyssey:
Δεῖπνα μοι ἔννεπε, Μοῦσα, πολύτροφα καὶ μάλα πολλά.

The fragments of his parodies are printed in Brunck's Analecta, ii. p. 245 foll. See the dissertation by Moser, Ueber Matron den Parodiker.

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