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Timo'theus

*Timo/qeos), literary.

1. An Athenian comic poet of the Middle Comedy, of whose plays we have the following titles, Κυνάριον (Ath. vi. p. 243d; Suid.), Πύκτης, Παρακαταθήκη, and Μεταβαλλόμενος or Μεταφερόμενος. The only fragments of his dramas extant are the three lines quoted by Athenaeus from the first of the above plays, and three other lines, without the title of the comedy to which they belong (Append. Florent. ad Stob. p. 23. 7, ed. Gaisford). Three of the above titles are identical with those of plays ascribed to other poets; namely, there is a πύκτης by Timocles, a Παρακαταθήκη by Aristophon, Sopater, Sophilus, and Timostratus, and a Μεταφερόμενος by Poseidippus. The Κύκλωψ, which Harless adds to the list of the comedies of Timotheus, is evidently the title of a work of the celebrated dithyrambic poet Timotheus. (Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. ii. p. 505; Meineke, Frag. Com. Graec. vol. i. p. 428, vol. ii. p. 589; Editio Minor, p. 798.)

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