Aristophanes, Testimonia

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φασὶν αὐτὸν διδόναι, τὰ δὲ κατ᾿ Εὐριπίδου καὶ Σωκράτους Φιλωνίδῃ. διὰ δὲ τούτων νομισθεὶς ἀγαθὸς ποιητὴς ταῖς λοιπαῖς ἐπιγραφόμενος ἐνίκα. ἔπειτα τῷ υἱῷ ἐδίδου τὰ δράματα ὄντα τὸν ἀριθμὸν νδ΄, ὧν νόθα δ΄.

5 IG 14.1140

Ἀριστοφάνης Φιλιππίδου Ἀθηναῖος.

6 Thoman Life of Ar. (Prolegomena On Comedy148 c)

μητρὸς δὲ Ζηνοδώρας.

7 Suda α 3737

Ἀραρώς . . . Αθηναῖος, υἱὸς Αριστοφάνους τοῦ κωμικοῦ, καὶ αὐτὸς κωμικός, διδάξας τὸ πρῶτον Ὀλυμπιάδι ρα΄.

8 Suda φ 308

Φιλέταιρος . . . Ἀθηναῖος, κωμικός, υἱὸς Ἀριστοφάνους τοῦ κωμικοῦ.

9 IGii2 1740 21 Κυδαθηναιεῖς . . . 24 Ἀριστοφάνης

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Testimonia

but those against Euripides and Socrates to Philonides. After he had gained recognition as a good poet through these works, he won the rest of his victories under his own name. Later he gave his plays to his son; they numbered 55, of which 4 are spurious.

Father

5 Ar. of Athens, son of Philippides.

Mother

6 His mother was Zenodora.7

Sons

7 Araros: . . . of Athens, son of Ar. the comic poet and himself a comic poet, having produced for the first time in Olympiad 101 (376/5–373/2).

8 Philetaerus: . . . of Athens, comic poet, son of Ar. the comic poet.

Homeland

9 An inscription listing Ar. of Cydathenaeum among prytaneis from the tribe Pandionis.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.aristophanes-testimonia.2008