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Lynceus

Λυγκεύς), of Samos, the disciple of Theophrastus, and the brother of the historian Duris, was a contemporary of Menander, and his rival in comic poetry. He survived Menander, upon whom he wrote a book. He seems to have been more distinguished as a grammarian and historian than as a comic poet; for, while only one of his comedies is mentioned (the Κένταυρος), we have the titles of the following works of his: -- Αἰγυπτιακά, Ἀπομνημονεύματα, Ἀποφσέγμαρα, Ἐπιστολαί δειπνητικαί, τέχνη ὀψωνητική. (Suid. s.v. Athen. 8.337d., et passim ; Plut. Demetr. 27; Vossius, de Hist. Graec. p. 134, ed. Westermann; Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec. p. 458; Clinton, Fast. Hell. vol. iii. p. 498.)

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