), of Athens, or, according to others, of Phlius, and perhaps in fact a Phliasian by birth and an Athenian by citizenship, was a comic poet of the old comedy, contemporary with Sannyrion and Philyllius. (Suid. s. v.
) The following plays of his are mentioned by Suidas and Eudocia (p. 132), and are frequently quoted by the grammarians : Βάκχαι, Θάλαττα
(by others ascribed to Callias), Μέλιτται
. The Θυέστης
, which are only mentioned by Suidas and Eudocia, are suspicious titles.
He seems to have been an elegant poet. (Meineke, Frag. Com. Graec.
i. pp. 251-253, ii. pp. 838-841.)