, (a friend of Euripides, is said not only to have been the chief actor in his dramas, bust also to have aided him with his advice in the composition of them. (Aristoph. Frogs 942
, with the Scholia.) Traditionary scandal accuses him of an intrigue with one of the wives of Euripides, whose enmity to the sex has sometimes been ascribed to this cause.
But the story is more than suspicious from the absence of any mention of it in Aristophanes, unless, indeed, as some have thought, it be alluded to in the Frogs
(1044). We can hardly suppose, however, that the comic poet would have denied himself the pleasure of a more distinct notice of the tale, had it been really true, especially in the Thesmophoriazusae
and the Frogs.
(Comp. Hartung, Eurip. restitutus,
i. p. 164, &c., and the passages there referred to.)