), a supposed comic poet of the New Comedy, the only mention of whom is in the following passage of Athenaeus (iv. p. 133f.), Δίφιλος δὲ ἢ Σώσιππος ἐν Ἀπολιπούσῃ
, where, since the name of Sosippus does not occur elsewhere, Meineke proposes to read Ποσείδιππος
, adding, however, "quamquam ejusmodi conjecturis nihil incertius." Sosippus
is the title of a comedy of Anaxandrides, which may perhaps account for the mention of the name as that of a comic poet ; such mistakes are frequent. (Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec.
pp. 373, 453.)