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Headword: *)alkai=os
Adler number: alpha,1274
Translated headword: Alkaios, Alcaeus
Vetting Status: high
A Mytilenian, then an Athenian; a comic poet of the Old Comedy - the fifth;[1] son of Mikkos. He wrote ten plays.
Greek Original:
*)alkai=os: *mitulhnai=os, ei)=ta *)aqhnai=os, kwmiko\s th=s a)rxai/as kwmw|di/as pe/mptos: ui(o\s de\ *mi/kkou. e)/graye dra/mata de/ka.
Kassel-Austin, PCG vol.II pp.3-15.
This Suda entry is a horrid conflation of the C7/6 lyric poet Alcaeus of Mytilene and a C5/4 comic dramatist who seems to have "specialized in mythological burlesques" (OCD(4) p.50 s.v. Alcaeus(2); the Mytilenian is Alcaeus(1) there).
[1] The import of this number is not clear. Adler (addenda) notes that Meineke rejected it. Kaibel (in RE) referred it to the number of homonyms.
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; geography; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 May 2000@21:13:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note, bibliography, keywords; cosmetics) on 31 January 2001@08:55:53.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 28 November 2004@22:34:32.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 7 February 2012@05:59:36.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 22 January 2014@09:07:56.
David Whitehead on 22 January 2014@09:08:30.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@04:35:41.
David Whitehead on 22 December 2014@03:23:11.


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