i suda α 1572
Ἀμειψίας· Ἀθηναῖος, κωμικός
ii P. Oxy. 2659 F 1 col. i. 1
Ameipsias belongs to the last quarter of the fifth century, his career probably extending into the early fourth century. Fixed dates are: D-423 (a second-place finish for his Connus [T 5]) and D-414 (a first-place finish for Revellers [T 6]). His mention by Aristophanes in the opening scene of Frogs [T 7] shows that he was still active in the last decade of the fifth century, and his victory at the Lenaea [T 4] seems to have been rather later, since we find him in the company of poets from the last years of Old Comedy. We have here a poet of the second rank with a reasonably long career, but for whom not many play titles are known (probably six). The three choral titles (Cottabus-players, Adulterers, Revellers) suggest a robust and vigorous sort of comedy, very much in the traditional fashion of Old Comedy.
Recent bibliography: P. Totaro, in Tessere 133–94.Testimonia
i Amepsias: of Athens, a comic poet.
ii [from a list of comic poets and their plays—the poet’s name is lost]