), the son of Hagnon, according to Toup's emendation of Suidas (s. v.), an Athenian comic poet, of the old comedy, was a contemporary and rival of Aristophanes. In B. C. 422 he contended, with his Πρέσβεις
, against the Wasps
of Aristophanes, and in the following year, with his Φράτερες
, against the Peace
of Aristophanes, and the κόλακες
of Eupolis; on both occasions he obtained the third place (Didasc. ad Vesp. et Pac.
) Suidas also mentions his Ὂνος ἀσκοφόρος
The story on which this play was founded is explained by Böckh (Publ. Oecon. of Ath.
p. 324, 2nd edit.).
No fragments of his plays survive.
The title Φράτερες
is usually corrupted into Φράτορες
, but Meineke shows that the other is the true form. (Athen. 8.343
. c.; Suid. s. v. Λεύκων
; Hesych. s. v. Πάαπις
; Phot. s. v. Τίβιοι
; Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec.
pp. 217, 218.)