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Theogne'tus

2. An Athenian comic poet of the New Comedy, whose plays, entitled Φάσμα Φιλάργνρος, Φιλοδέσποτος, and Κένταυρος, are mentioned by Suidas, on the authority of Athenaeus. (Comp. Eudoc. p. 232.) In Athenaeus himself we find no mention of the Κένταυρος, but we have a fragment of ten lines from the Φιλοδέσποτος (Ath. xiv. p. 616a.), and one of four lines from the Φάσμα Φιλάργυρος. (Ath. iii. p. 104b., xv. p. 671a.) There is some reason to suppose that Plautus borrowed his Mostellaria from the latter play. (Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. ii. p. 500; Meineke, Frag. Com. Graec. vol. i. p. 487, vol. iv. p. 549.)

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