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Headword: Λυγκεύς
Adler number: lambda,776
Translated headword: Lynkeus, Lynceus
Vetting Status: high
Of Samos, scholar, pupil of Theophrastus,[1] brother of Douris the historian who was also tyrant of Samos.[2] Lynkeus was a contemporary of Menander the comic poet[3] and produced plays in competition against him and won.
Greek Original:
Λυγκεύς, Σάμιος, γραμματικός, Θεοφράστου γνώριμος, ἀδελφὸς Δούριδος τοῦ ἱστοριογράφου, τοῦ καὶ τυραννήσαντος Σάμου. σύγχρονος δὲ γέγονεν ὁ Λυγκεὺς Μενάνδρου τοῦ κωμικοῦ καὶ ἀντεπεδείξατο κωμῳδίας καὶ ἐνίκησε.
C4/3 BCE; Kassel-Austin, PCG 5.616-617.
[1] Alternatively, "acquaintance", though the Suda does regularly use γνώριμος as a variant on μαθητής . For Theophrastus see generally theta 199.
[2] This Douris does not have an entry of his own, but see under delta 1432. For Douris as tyrant of Samos see G. Shipley, A History of Samos 800-188 BC (Oxford 1987) 177-181 and index s.v. Douris(1).
[3] See generally mu 589.
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; geography; historiography; history; philosophy; politics; stagecraft
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 June 2003@09:09:17.
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Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 18 November 2003@16:45:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 19 November 2003@03:05:14.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 14 June 2007@09:05:57.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2013@03:06:19.
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