2. An Athenian comic poet of the New Comedy, whose plays, entitled Φάσμα ἢ Φιλάργνρος
, 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 ἢ 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.)