1. A comic poet of the Middle Comedy, according to Suidas (s. v.
) and Athenaeus (vii. p. 329d.).
This is also confirmed by the titles of his pieces. Eudocia (p. 303) calls him a poet of the New Comedy. Nothing further is known respecting him.
The following plays of his are mentioned:--1. Βούσιρις
e.; Suid.). 2. Δύσκολος
c.). 3. Ἱπποτρόφος
(Suidas and Athen. 7.301
,d. 322, e. and ix. p. 402f. where a passage of considerable length is quoted). 4. Φίλιππος
. 5. Ἀλκμαίων
(D. L. 8.37
). The Alcmaeon referred to in this play is supposed by Meineke to have been the Pythagorean philosopher of that name [ALCMAEON], from the tenor of the lines quoted by Diogenes Laertius. 6. Ἰσθμιονίκη
(Aelian, Ael. NA 13.4
). 7. Φαρμακοπώλη
(Schol. Arist. Aves,
471; according to the correction of Menagius on D. L. 2.18
.) (Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
2.470; Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec.