Onomasti komodein (Ancient Greek: ὀνομαστὶ κωμῳδεῖν, onomasti kōmōidein, "to ridicule by name in the manner of the comic poets") was an expression used in Ancient Greece to denote a witty personal attack made with total freedom against the most notable individuals (see Aristophanes' attacks on Cleon, Socrates, Euripides) in order to expose their wrongful conduct.
- Aelius Aristides, vol. 2, pp. 117 and 298 Jebb; Hermogenes of Tarsus, On issues 11 (and the scholia, vol. 4, pp. 833, 837, 839-42, and vol. 7, pp. 668-74, 676-81 Walz); Gregory of Nyssa, Contra usuarios, vol. 9 p. 205 Gebhardt; Sopater Rhetor, vol 8, pp. 383-4 Walz; scholia to Aristophanes (Prolegomena on Comedy and on Birds 1297); Cyrus rhetor, Differentiae statuum vol. 8, p. 1 Walz
- Mastromarco 1994 pp.21-22