Aristophanes, Attributed Fragments

LCL 502: 128-129

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Attributed Fragments

37 Pollux 2.176

τὸ δ᾿ ἐπεγείρειν αὐτὸ τοῖν χεροῖν ἀναφλᾶν καὶ ἀνακνᾶν.

38 Antiatticist 82.15


39 Etymologicum Genuinum A

ἀντιβολῶ . . . παρ᾿ Ἀριστοφάνει ἐν Ἀμφιάρεῳ διὰ τὸ ε ἠντεβόλησεν β΄ κλίσεις ὑπέστη.

40 Harpocration 270.10





37 Beat off and rub off: to arouse (the penis) manually.


acts like a human being

39 In Amphiaraus Ar. inflects the verb ἀντιβολῶ with two augments: ἠντεβόλησεν.


door knocker


That the play somehow treated the grim story of the revenge of Anagyrus (Test. i), eponymous hero of the deme Anagyrous, is suggested by the parody of Euripides’ Hippolytus in fr. 53 and by references to horses and horsemanship reminiscent of Hippolytus (and of Phidippides in Clouds). Diphilus seems also to have written a play entitled Anagyrus, though its title might have been Anargyrus (“penniless”).

Anagyrus was probably produced no earlier than 417: the charge of plagiarism against Eupolis in fr. 58 refers to three plays whose attacks on Hyperbolus (ostracized no later than 416) were modeled on Ar.’s attack on Cleon in Knights, the first of which was Eupolis’ Maricas in 421; the incompletely revised Clouds mentions only one such attack, cf. lines 549–62.

Some scholars attribute to Anagyrus also frr. 146, 590, 712, 758, and 926.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.aristophanes-attributed_fragments.2008