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Headword: Dioklês
Adler number: delta,1155
Translated headword: Diokles, Diocles
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Athenian or Phliasian,[1] an ancient comic poet,[2] contemporary with Sannyrion[3] and Philyllius.[4] His plays [are] Sea, Bees, Dreams, Bacchae, Thyestes (2 versions).
They say that this man also invented the music of saucers, pottery vessels, which he used to hit with a wooden stick.[5]
This Sea is a courtesan's name, as Athenaeus says.[6]
Greek Original:
Dioklês, Athênaios ê Phliasios, archaios kômikos, sunchronos Sannuriôni kai Philulliôi. dramata autou Thalatta, Melittai, Oneiroi, Bakchai, Thuestês b#. touton de phasin heurein kai tên en tois oxubaphois harmonian en ostrakinois angeiois, haper ekrouen en xuliphiôi. to de Thalatta hetairas onoma estin, hôs Athênaios phêsin.
Notes:
c.400 BC; OCD4 s.v. Diocles(2); PCG 5.18ff.
[1] i.e., in the latter case, from Phleious in the NE Peloponnese (cf. pi 2230, pi 3239, tau 631).
[2] Or (clumsily expressed): a poet of Old Comedy.
[3] sigma 93.
[4] phi 457.
[5] cf. alpha 3977, xi 98, omicron 421.
[6] Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 13.567C (13.21 Kaibel).
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; dreams; gender and sexuality; geography; meter and music; mythology; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 May 2003@07:36:40.
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