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Headword: Ἄλεξις
Adler number: alpha,1138
Translated headword: Alexis
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Thourioi, [the place] previously called Sybaris;[1] a comic playwright. He produced 245 plays. He was the paternal uncle of Menander the comic playwright.[2] And he had a son, Stephanos, a comic playwright himself.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἄλεξις, Θούριος, ὅστις πρότερον Σύβαρις ἐκαλεῖτο, κωμικός. ἐδίδαξε δράματα σμε#: γέγονε δὲ πάτρως Μενάνδρου τοῦ κωμικοῦ. ἔσχε δὲ υἱὸν Στέφανον, καὶ αὐτὸν κωμικόν.
Notes:
c.375-c.275; OCD(4) s.v. (p.61); Kassel-Austin, Poetae Comici Graeci 2.21-195 (this Suda entry is testimonium #1 there).
[1] See OCD(4) s.v. Sybaris.
[2] See under mu 589.
[3] See, rather, under alpha 2735. He is Kassel-Austin, PCG 7.614-615; there is one surviving fragment.
Reference:
W.G. Arnott, Alexis, The Fragments: A Commentary (Cambridge 1996)
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; geography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 May 2000@00:59:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and bibliography) on 27 January 2001@12:16:08.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; cosmetics) on 28 September 2005@18:21:10.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks) on 3 February 2012@08:50:26.
David Whitehead (updated refs) on 30 July 2014@04:18:27.
David Whitehead on 22 December 2014@03:36:51.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 27 December 2014@10:34:39.
David Whitehead on 27 December 2014@10:35:47.

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