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Headword: *)axaio/s
Adler number: alpha,4683
Translated headword: Achaeus, Achaios
Vetting Status: high
Son of Pythodorus or Pythodorides, an Eretrian, a tragedian, he was born in the 74th Olympiad[1] and he staged 44 plays, though some have recorded 30, others 24; he was victorious with [sc. only] 1. He was younger than Sophocles by a bit.[2] [His plays] were performed jointly with [those of] Euripides from the 83rd Olympiad.[3]
Greek Original:
*)axaio/s, *puqodw/rou h)\ *puqodwri/dou, *)eretrieu\s, tragiko\s, ge/gone kata\ th\n od# *)olumpia/da kai\ dra/mata e)di/dace md#, oi( de\ l# i(storh/kasin, a)/lloi kd#: e)ni/khse de\ a#. h)=n de\ new/teros *sofokle/ous o)li/gw| tini/. e)pedei/knunto de\ koinh=| su\n kai\ *eu)ripi/dh| a)po\ th=s pg# *)olumpia/dos.
Not to be confused with his later homonym alpha 4682. See generally OCD(4) p.5, under 'Achaeus(2)'.
[1] 484-481.
[2] Sophocles was born in the mid 490s.
[3] 448-445. "Jointly" evidently means "contemporaneously".
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 June 2001@02:23:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keyword) on 8 June 2001@04:59:18.
Catharine Roth (modified translation slightly) on 21 February 2002@13:56:54.
Catharine Roth (returned to previous translation) on 22 February 2002@11:02:50.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 9 May 2012@06:40:28.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 July 2014@05:04:41.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2014@04:19:04.


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