ANTIPHANES, the most important writer of the Middle Atticcomedy with the exception of Alexis, lived from about 408 to 334
B.C. He was apparently a foreigner who settled in Athens, where
he began to write about 387. He was extremely prolific: more
than 200 of the 365 (or 260) comedies attributed to him are known
to us from the titles and considerable fragments preserved in
Athenaeus. They chiefly deal with matters connected with the
table, but contain many striking sentiments.
Fragments in Koch, Comicorum Atticorum Fragmenta, ii. (1884);
see also Clinton, Philological Museum, i. (1832); Meineke, Historia
Critica Comicorum Graecorum (1839).
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