Xenophon (Comic Poet), Testimonia

LCL 515: 360-361

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Testimonia

i Diogenes Laertius 2.59

γεγόνασι δὲ Ξενοφῶντες ἑπτά· . . . ἕβδομος κωμῳδίας ἀρχαίας ποιητής.

ii IG ii2 2325.135

Ξενο[φ]ῶν Ι

360

Xenophon

Diogenes Laertius (T 1) records a poet of Old Comedy as the seventh known Xenophon. His existence is confirmed by the presence of that name on the list of victors at the Lenaea (T 2). At this point the list is presenting winners at that festival in the 390s. Xenophon was thus a very minor poet of the last phase of Old Comedy, whose plays had ceased to be remembered.

Testimonia

i There have been seven men named Xenophon . . . the seventh is a poet of Old Comedy.

ii [From the list of victors at the Lenaea, from the 390s]

Xeno[ph]on 1

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.xenophon_comic_poet-testimonia.2011