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The Poets of Old Comedy

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Testimonia

i Suda ε 2766

Ἐπίχαρμος . . . ἦν δὲ πρὸ τῶν Περσικῶν ἔτη ἕξ, διδάσκων ἐν Συρακούσαις· ἐν δὲ Ἀθήναις Εὐέτης καὶ Εὐξενίδης καὶ Μύλλος ἐπεδείκνυντο.

ii Diomedes Art of Grammar (Koster XXIV.46–48)

poetae primi comici fuerunt Susarion, Mullus et Magnes. hi veteris disciplinae iocularia quaedam minus scite ac venuste pronuntiabant.

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(a) Hesychius μ 1858

μύλλον· καμπύλον, σκολιόν, κυλλόν, στρεβλόν . . . ἔστι δὲ καὶ κωμῳδιῶν ποιητὴς οὕτως καλούμενος

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Myllus

Myllus

A shadowy figure from the very beginning of Old Comedy, Myllus has no titles or fragments extant.

Testimonia

i Epicharmus: he was active six years before the Persian Wars [486/5] producing plays in Syracuse. At Athens Euetes and Euxenides and Myllus were putting on plays.

ii The first comic poets were Susarion, Myllus, and Magnes. They were of the old style and delivered their jokes rather less skilfully and elegantly.

iii

(a)Myllon”: bent, crooked, hooked, twisted . . . and there is a comic poet so called.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.myllus-testimonia.2011