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Headword: *dioge/nhs
Adler number: delta,1142
Translated headword: Diogenes
Vetting Status: high
[Diogenes] or Oinomaos [Author, Myth], Athenian, tragedian. He flourished[1] at the suppression of the 30.[2] His plays [are]: Achilles, Helen, Herakles, Thyestes, Medea, Oedipus, Chrysippus, Semele.
Greek Original:
*dioge/nhs, h)\ *oi)no/maos, *)aqhnai=os, tragiko/s: ge/gonen e)pi\ th=s tw=n l# katalu/sews. dra/mata au)tou=, *)axilleu/s, *(ele/nh, *(hraklh=s, *que/sths, *mh/deia, *oi)di/pous, *xru/sippos, *seme/lh.
Seven of the eight titles here (the absentee is the Semele) are also listed by Diogenes Laertius 6.80, amongst the works attributed to Diogenes of Sinope the well-known Cynic philosopher (delta 1141, delta 1143, delta 1144); however, D.L. himself notes that the attribution is questionable. So the present entry exhibits only one definite level of confusion: between this Diogenes and Oinomaos [Author, Myth] of Gadara, a quite different (and much later: C2 CE) Cynic philosopher (omicroniota 123). It remains unclear how many men called Diogenes were writing tragedies in classical Athens, but 'Athenian' here, if interpreted strictly, must rule out the Cynic, and two individuals are distinguished in (e.g.) Snell, TGrF pp.185 and 254-8.
[1] Or: was born.
[2] i.e. the suppression of Athenian democracy by the Thirty, a.k.a Thirty Tyrants: 404/3 BCE.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; mythology; philosophy; tragedy
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 13 February 2004@17:55:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 14 February 2004@07:29:50.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaking) on 11 July 2012@09:34:39.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 31 August 2016@21:44:58.


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