1. An Arcadian, a comic poet of the old Comedy. His date is fixed by the marble Didascalia, edited by Odericus, at 01. 86.2, B. C. 434, when he gained the first prize with his Καταχιῆναι
; and this agrees with Athenaeus, who mentions him in conjunction with Callias (viii. p. 344e.). Besides the κάταχῆναι
, we have the titles of his Βάκχαι
(Suid., Eudoc.), which is often quoted, and his Θυρσοκόμος
(Suid.). Vossius (de Poet. Graec.
p. 227) has followed the error of Eudocia, in making Lysippus a tragic poet. Besides his comedies he wrote some beautiful verses in praise of the Athenians, which are quoted by Dicaearchus, p. 10. (Meineke, Frag. Com. Graec.
vol. i. p. 215, vol. ii. p. 744; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. ii. p. 310.)