16. Of GELA in Sicily, was, according to Suidas and Eudocia (p. 61), a contemporary of Menander, and accordingly lived between the years B. C. 340 and 290. Suidas and Eudocia attribute to him seven comedies, of which they give the titles.
But while Suidas (s. v. Ἀπολλόδωρος
) ascribes them to Apollodorus of Gela, he assigns one of these same comedies in another passage (s. v. σπουδάζω
) to the Carystian. Other writers too frequently confound the two comic poets. (Meineke, Hist. Cril. Comic. Graec.
p. 459, &c.)