Xenarchus (comic poet)

Xenarchus (Ancient Greek: Ξέναρχος) was a Greek comic poet of the Middle Comedy.[1] None of his plays have survived, but Athenaeus preserves several quotations from his plays in the Deipnosophistae.[2]

Surviving titles and fragmentsEdit

The following eight titles, along with associated fragments, of Xenarhus' work have survived:

  • Boucolion
  • The Pentathlete
  • Porphyra
  • Priapus
  • Scythians
  • Sleep
  • The Soldier
  • Twins


  1. ^ Suda ξ 21
  2. ^ Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae 2.63F