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Cephisodorus (Ancient Greek: Κηφισόδωρος) was an Athenian dramatist of the Old Comedy. According to Lysias, he was a comic poet who won a victory in 402 BC.[1] This victory was probably in the Lenaea; around the same time Cephisodorus appears on the surviving victory lists for the City Dionysia.[2] The Suda says that he was a tragedian, and credits him with four plays: Antilais, Amazons, Trophonius, and The Hog.[3] The titles quoted by the Suda are comic, and so the identification of Cephisodorus as a tragedian is likely to be an error.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brill's New Pauly, "Cephisodorus (1)"
  2. ^ Capps, Edward (1900). "Chronological Studies in the Greek Tragic and Comic Poets". p.50.
  3. ^ Suda, κ 1565
  4. ^ Capps, Edward (1900). "Chronological Studies in the Greek Tragic and Comic Poets". p.51.