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Euni'cus

*Eu)/nikos), an Athenian comic of the old comedy, contemporary with Aristophanes and Philyllius. Only one line of his is preserved, from his play Ἄντεια, which was also attributed to Philyllius. The title is taken from the courtezan, Anteia, who is mentioned by Demosthenes (c. Neuer. p. 1351) and Ananandrides (apud Athen. xv. p. 570e.) and who was also made the subject of comedies by Alexis and Antiphanes. There was also a comeedy, entitled Πόλεις, which was variously ascribed to Aristophanes, Philyllius, and Eunicus. The name of this poet is sometimes given incorrectly Αἴνικος. (Suid. s. v. Αἴνικος; Eudoc. p. 69; Theognostus, apud Bekker. Anecdot. p. 1369; Athen. 3.86e., iv. p. 140a., xiii. pp. 567, c., 586, e. ; Pollux, 10.100; Meineke, Fray. Com. Graec. vol. i. pp. 249, 250, vol. ii. p. 856; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol ii. p. 444.)

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