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Headword: Θεόγνητος
Adler number: theta,135
Translated headword: Theognetos, Theognetus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Comic poet. His plays include Ghost or Miser, Master-lover, Centaur; so [says] Athenaeus in Deipnosophists.[1]
Greek Original:
Θεόγνητος, κωμικός. τῶν δραμάτων αὐτοῦ ἐστι Φάσμα ἢ Φιλάργυρος, Φιλοδέσποτος, Κένταυρος: ὡς Ἀθήναιος ἐν Δειπνοσοφισταῖς.
Notes:
C3 BCE (Late New-Comedy era); OCD(4) s.v.; Kassel-Austin, PCG 7.696-698.
[1] See Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 3.104B [3.63 Kaibel] ('Ghost or Miser') and 14.616A [14.5 Kaibel] (Master-lover). But Athenaeus mentions no Centaur of his, and Adler was surely wrong to endorse Volkmann's view that this is a reference to 15.699F [15.57 Kaibel], where a dithyrambic poem called Centaurs (sic) is attributed to the lyric poet Theodoridas of Syracuse.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; mythology; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 November 2005@09:51:48.
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Catharine Roth (cosmeticules, status) on 28 November 2005@11:39:41.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified note; added more keywords) on 29 November 2005@03:08:48.
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Catharine Roth (coding) on 1 January 2013@23:30:23.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@06:39:59.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2014@05:24:55.
David Whitehead (expanded some refs) on 15 January 2015@07:52:48.
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