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Headword: Νικόμαχος
Adler number: nu,396
Translated headword: Nikomachos, Nikomakhos, Nicomachus
Vetting Status: high
From Alexandreia Troas; tragedian, who wrote 11 tragedies, including Alexandros, Eriphyle, Geryones, Aletides, Eileithuia, Neoptolemos, Mysoi, Oedipus, Persis, Polyxene, Trilogia, Metekbanousai, Tyndareus or Alkmaion, Teukros.
Greek Original:
Νικόμαχος, Ἀλεξανδρεὺς τῆς Τρωϊκῆς, τραγικός, γράψας τραγῳδίας ια#, ὧν καὶ αἵδε: Ἀλέξανδρος, Ἐριφύλη, Γηρυόνης, Ἀλετίδης, Εἰλείθυια, Νεοπτόλεμος, Μυσοί, Οἰδίπους, Πέρσις, Πολυξένη, Τριλογία, Μετεκβαίνουσαι, Τυνδάρεως ἢ Ἀλκμαίων, Τεῦκρος.
C3 BCE; fragments in B. Snell (ed.), TGF 1.285-287. If the Suda's figure of '11' plays is correct, more of these titles must be alternatives than the one instance given; e.g. Persis or Polyxene. Confusion with a homonymous tragedian such as Nikomachos of Athens (to whom an Oedipus is ascribed in nu 397) is also possible. In any event, Eileithuia appears to be a comedy: see Kassel-Austin, PCG 7.56-61, at 57-59.
Keywords: biography; comedy; geography; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 September 2003@05:25:30.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, augmented note, set status) on 28 September 2003@15:38:49.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 13 June 2004@08:18:00.
David Whitehead on 10 June 2013@03:11:06.
David Whitehead on 24 December 2014@08:54:20.


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