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Headword: Κωμικός
Adler number: kappa,2264
Translated headword: comic writer, comedian
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the poet [sc. of comedy].[1] Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "comic spear-carrying [part]".[2]
Greek Original:
Κωμικός: ὁ ποιητής. καὶ Κωμικὸν δορυφόρημα.
Notes:
[1] Generically so, but also, on occasion, used of the κωμικός par excellence, Aristophanes (alpha 3932): for this see e.g. alpha 4196 (= sigma 525), pi 463.
[2] This phrase as a whole comes from Lucian, How to Write History 4. Note LSJ s.v.: 'used of mute characters on the stage'. Its noun, δορυφόρημα , was applied several times by Plutarch (e.g. Alexander 77.7) to alpha 3874, Philip Arrhidaeus, the ineffectual elder son of Philip II of Macedon (and half-brother of Alexander the Great).
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; historiography; history; stagecraft
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 October 2002@04:09:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 11 October 2002@15:35:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 11 July 2004@09:44:29.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 May 2009@10:50:28.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 30 August 2011@06:38:21.
David Whitehead on 15 March 2013@06:29:50.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo, coding) on 16 March 2013@08:37:37.

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