Agathon Tragicus ca. 445 v. Chr.- 401 v. Chr
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- Agathon Tragicus ca. 445 v. Chr.- 401 v. Chr
- Alt names:
Agathon, von Athen
- Field of activity:
- Tragic Poet
Thes. ling. Graec.
Lex. alte Welt
TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition, p. 11
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol , 1867, p. 65-66: "Agathon, 2, an Athenian tragic poet, was born about B.C. 477....He was consquently contemporary with Socrates and Alcibiades and the other distingiushed characters of their age...Amongst these was his friend Euripides....."
Brill's New Pauly: "Agathon, 1, Attic tragedian, c. 455-c. 401 BC, son of Tisamenus (Schol. Lucian. Rhetorum Praeceptor 11). According to Ath. 5,217b he achieved his first Lenaean victory in 416. The post-victory celebration of this win forms the historical background to Plato's Symposium. In 411 he is made fun of in the Thesmophoriazusae of Aristophanes, and in the same year he is defended in court by Antiphon....The titles of six of his works are known to us: Aerope, Alcmeon, Anthus (or Antheus), Thyestes, Mysi, Telephus
overall about 50 verses are extant.... " from Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg)
Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim). "Agathon." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2008. Brill Online.
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- Smith's Dictionary
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