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Headword: Φιλοκλῆς
Adler number: phi,378
Translated headword: Philokles, Philocles
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Son of Polypeithes; an Athenian; a tragedian who lived in the period after Euripides.[1] He used to be called Bile due to his bitterness. He wrote 100 tragedies, including these: Erigone, Nauplios, Oedipus, Oineus, Priam, Penelope, Philoktetes.
He was a nephew of the tragedian Aeschylus[2] and he had a son named Morsimos ["Fated"], the tragedian;[3] Morsimos' son was the tragedian Astydamas;[4] and his son was another Philokles, [also] a tragedian.
Greek Original:
Φιλοκλῆς, Πολυπείθους, Ἀθηναῖος, τραγικός, τοῖς χρόνοις μετὰ Εὐριπίδην. ἐπεκαλεῖτο δὲ Χολὴ διὰ τὸ πικρόν. ἔγραψε τραγῳδίας ρ#, ὧν ἐστι καὶ ταῦτα: Ἠριγόνη, Ναύπλιος, Οἰδίπους, Οἰνεύς, Πρίαμος, Πηνελόπη, Φιλοκτήτης. Αἰσχύλου δὲ τοῦ τραγικοῦ ἦν ἀδελφιδοῦς καὶ ἔσχεν υἱὸν Μόρσιμον, τὸν τραγικόν: οὗτινος γίνεται Ἀστυδάμας ὁ τραγικός. τούτου δ' ἕτερος Φιλοκλῆς, τραγικός.
Notes:
C5/4 BCE. See generally OCD4 Philocles.
The second paragraph here comes from a scholion on Aristophanes, Birds 281.
[1] Adler would emend, with H.F. Clinton, to 'of Euripides'
[2] See already alphaiota 357 and again phi 379.
[3] See mu 1260, mu 1261, mu 1262; OCD4 Morsimus.
[4] See alpha 4264; OCD4 s.v.
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; ethics; geography; imagery; medicine; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 22 March 2002@11:58:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 April 2002@05:08:28.
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 27 April 2003@10:36:45.
David Whitehead on 10 December 2013@10:06:50.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2014@03:01:46.
David Whitehead (note tweaks) on 31 May 2016@04:17:50.

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