Hermippus, Comic Testimonia and Fragments

LCL 514: 278-279

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The Poets of Old Comedy

Testimonia

i

(a) Suda ε 3044

Ἕρμιππος, Ἀθηναῖος, κωμικὸς τῆς ἀρχαίας κωμῳδίας, ἑτερόφθαλμος· ἀδελφὸς δὲ Μυρτίλου τοῦ κωμικοῦ, δράματα διδάξας μ΄.

(b) Suda μ 1460

Μυρτίλος, Ἀθηναῖος, κωμικός, υἱὸς μὲν Λύσιδος, ἀδελφὸς δὲ τοῦ κωμικοῦ Ἑρμίππου.

ii Plutarch Pericles 32.1

περὶ δὲ τοῦτον τὸν χρόνον Ἀσπασία δίκην ἔφευγεν ἀσεβείας, Ἑρμίππου τοῦ κωμῳδιοποιοῦ διώκοντος καὶ προσκατηγοροῦντος, ὡς Περικλεῖ γυναῖκας ἐλευθέρας εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ φοιτώσας ὑποδέχοιτο.

iii IG ii2 2318

Ἰσοκράτη[ς ἐχορήγει Ἕρμιππος[ ἐδίδασκεν

iv IG ii2 2325.57

Ἕρμ[ιππος

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Hermippus

Testimonia

i

(a) Hermippus: of Athens, poet of Old Comedy, a man with only one eye, brother of Myrtilus the comic poet. He produced forty plays.

(b) Myrtilus: of Athens, comic poet, son of Lysis and brother of Hermippus the comic poet.

ii About this time [at the trial of Phidias] Aspasia was the defendant on a charge of impiety, the prosecutor being Hermippus the comic poet, who added the accusation that she was arranging assignations with Pericles for freeborn women at her house.

iii [record of the dramatic contests for 435]

Isocrates [was the chorēgus]/Hermippus [produced]

iv [list of the victors at the Dionysia]

Herm[ippus]

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.hermippus-comic_testimonia_fragments.2011