Xenophilus, Testimonia

LCL 515: 358-359

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i IG ii2 2325.55

]ς Ι

Θουγενίδης or Μενεκράτης Körte; Ξενόφιλος Wilhem.

ii IG ii2 2325.118

[Ξ]ενόφιλος Ι

iii IG Urb. Rom. 215

Ξενόφιλος[ - - - - - - - - ἐπὶ τὰ τ]ρίτα καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ [τέταρτα - - - -



Given his first-place finish at the first Lenaea competition (c. 440–T 2), Xenophilus is rather more likely than Thugenides or Menecrates to be the name ending in sigma on the list of victors at the Dionysia (T 1). On the Lenaea list his name comes right before that of Teleclides, on the Dionysia list it would come right after. We have definite proof, then, of a minor comic poet named Xenophilus active around 440. His work was clearly an early casualty, as we have no recorded titles or fragments extant.


i [From the list of victors at the Dionysia, from the late 440s or 430s]

Xenophilu]s 1

ii [First name on the list of victors at the Lenaea, c. 440]

X]enophilus 1

iii [From a Roman inscription listing comic poets and their plays, grouped in order of their placings]

Xenophilus . . . as regards third- and <fourth-place> results . . .

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.xenophilus-testimonia.2011