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Headword: Ξέναρχος
Adler number: xi,22
Translated headword: Xenarchos, Xenarchus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Comic [poet]. Among his plays are Boukolion, as Athenaeus says in Deipnosophists [book] 2;[1] also Purple-shell and Scythians, as the same [writer says].[2] Also Twin Boys and Pentathlete and Priapus, Sleep, Soldier.[3]
Greek Original:
Ξέναρχος, κωμικός. τῶν δραμάτων αὐτοῦ ἐστι Βουκολίων, [ὡς] Ἀθήναιός φησιν ἐν β# Δειπνοσοφιστῶν: καὶ Πορφύρα καὶ Σκύθαι, ὡς ὁ αὐτός. καὶ Δίδυμοι καὶ Πένταθλος καὶ Πρίαπος, Ὕπνος, Στρατιώτης.
Notes:
C4 BCE (Middle Comedy). OCD4 Xenarchus(2), by W.G. Arnott.
[1] Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 2.63F [2.64 Kaibel]. (On Athenaeus and the Deipnosophists -- which in fact supplies all eight of these titles: references in notes below -- see generally alpha 731.)
[2] Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 6.225C [6.6 Kaibel], 7.319A [7.108], 9.367A [9.2], 10.418D [10.12], 10.431A [10.37]. (In some of these passages the attribution of the first of these titles is hedged between Xenarchos and Timokles: see tau 624.)
[3] Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 10.426B [10.27 Kaibel], 10.440E [10.56], 10.441E [10.57], 11.473F [11.47], 13.559A [13.7], 13.569A [13.24], 15.679E [15.25], 15.693B [15.47]. (The correct title for Pentathlete seems actually to be Pentathlon.)
Reference:
Kassel-Austin, Poetae Comici Graeci vol.7 pp.791-801.
Keywords: athletics; biography; comedy; daily life; gender and sexuality; geography; military affairs; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 16 February 2000@13:33:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; added notes, bibliography, keywords; cosmetics) on 21 September 2000@09:35:30.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 5 April 2004@22:11:10.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 6 April 2004@05:35:42.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; raised status) on 27 August 2007@11:22:40.
David Whitehead (more keywords; adjustments) on 18 June 2013@08:28:42.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@06:01:48.
David Whitehead on 21 December 2014@04:21:23.
David Whitehead (expanded Athenaeus refs) on 15 January 2015@04:16:00.

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