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Headword: Χιωνίδης
Adler number: chi,318
Translated headword: Chionides
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Athenian, a comic poet of Old Comedy; [the one] who they go as far as to call the protagonist of Old Comedy, [saying that] he produced a play eight years before the Persian Wars. His plays include the following: Hero [Author, Myth], Beggars, Persians or Assyrians.
Greek Original:
Χιωνίδης, Ἀθηναῖος, κωμικὸς τῆς ἀρχαίας κωμῳδίας: ὃν καὶ λέγουσι πρωταγωνιστὴν γενέσθαι τῆς ἀρχαίας κωμῳδίας, διδάσκειν δὲ ἔτεσιν ὀκτὼ πρὸ τῶν Περσικῶν. τῶν δραμάτων αὐτοῦ ἐστι καὶ ταῦτα: Ἥρως, Πτωχοί, Πέρσαι ἢ Ἀσσύριοι.
Note:
cf. alpha 280, and see generally K.J. Dover in OCD(4) s.v.; Kassel-Austin, PCG IV pp.72-76.
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 April 2003@09:08:15.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Raised status) on 3 September 2003@09:49:03.
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