Melanthius Epigrammaticus 5. Jh. v. Chr

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Melanthius Epigrammaticus 5. Jh. v. Chr
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Melanthius, of Athens
Melanthius, Tragicus
Melanthius, Elegiacus
Melanthius, Atheniensis
Melanthios, Tragiker
Melanthios, Elegiker
Melanthius, Writer of Tragedies
Melanthius, Lyric Poet
Melanzio, Poeta Tragico
Melanzio, Poeta Elegiaco
Melanthios, von Athen
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Tragic Poet
TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition, p. 264
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 2, 1867, p. 1014: "Melanthius, an Athenian tragic poet, who seems to have been of some distinction in his day, but of whom little is now known beyond the attacks made on him by the comic poets....Athenaeus informs us that Melanthius also wrote elegies (viii. p.343, d.) and Plutarch (Cim. 4) refers to the epigrammatic elegies of Melanthius on Cimon and Polyglotus, of which he quotes one distich. But if the Melanthius quoted by Plutarch lived and wrote in the time of Cimon, as he seems clearly to mean, he could not have been, as Athenaeus supposed, the same person as the tragic poet...."
Brill's New Pauly: "Melanthius, from Athens, Tragedian and elegist, 5th century BC... much mocked by comic poets (T 3-5)
from Aristoph. Pax 1012 ‘Medeia can be inferred as a title. An elegiac distich survives ..." Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg) Melanthius." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2010. Brill Online. Tufts University Library. 06 January 2010
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