), an Athenian comic poet, of the middle comedy, contemporary with the philosopher Plato.
A reference to Phriyne, the Thespian, in one of his plays (Athen. 13.591d
.), proves that he was alive in B. C. 332. We have the titles of twenty-six of his plays, and a few fragments of them. (Suidas, s.v. Pollux, 1.233 ; D. L. 3.27
; Athen. 13.567f
.; Meineke, i. p. 403, iii. p. 301.)