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Headword: Ῥίνθων
Adler number: rho,171
Translated headword: Rhinthon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Taras,[1] a writer of comedy, pioneer of the so-called burlesque tragedy, which is [to say] farce-writing.[2] He was the son of a potter and lived at the time of the first Ptolemy. His comedy-tragedy plays [numbered] 38.
Greek Original:
Ῥίνθων, Ταραντῖνος, κωμικός, ἀρχηγὸς τῆς καλουμένης ἱλαροτραγῳδίας, ὅ ἐστι φλυακογραφία. υἱὸς δὲ ἦν κεραμέως καὶ γέγονεν ἐπὶ τοῦ πρώτου Πτολεμαίου. δράματα δὲ αὐτοῦ κωμικὰ τραγικὰ λη#.
Notes:
Late C4/early C3 BCE. See generally OCD4 s.v. This Suda entry is R. testimonium #1 Kassel-Austin.
[1] Tarentum, modern-day Taranto, in southern Italy; cf. alpha 3927, tau 112, and tau 113.
[2] For farces (phlyakes) cf. phi 547, and see generally OCD4 s.v. (p.1138).
[3] Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt (reigned 305-282).
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; geography; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2001@08:27:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 April 2004@01:58:15.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 April 2004@03:55:42.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 24 August 2011@08:55:49.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@11:07:16.
David Whitehead on 21 December 2014@11:17:14.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added cross-references) on 12 July 2018@21:49:01.

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