), a comic poet of Athens. (Suid. s.v. Eudoc. p. 269.)
The only thing we have to guide us in determining his age is, that the cornedy entitled Symmachia, which commonly went by the name of Plato, was ascribed by some to Cantharus, whence we may infer, that he was a contemporary of Plato, the comic poet. Besides some fragments of the Symmachia, we possess a few of two other comedies, viz. the Medeia (Suid. and Mich. Apostol. s. v. Ἀράβιος αὐλητής
; Pollux, 4.61), and Tereus. (Athen. 3.81
; Mich. Apostol. s. v. Ἀθηναία
.) Of two other comedies mentioned by Suidas, the Μύρμηκες
and the Ἀηδόνες
, no fragments are extant. (Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec.