Alcaeus

Alcaeus

About Alcaeus

Alcaeus was an Athenian comic poet whose comedies marked the transition between Old Comedy and Middle Comedy. In 388 BC, his play Pasiphae was awarded the fifth (i.e. last) place prize. Titles and fragments of seven other plays still exist, and suggest that he worked mainly in mythological subjects.
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Fabricius mentions another Alcaeus, a tragedian. Some scholars thought that they were the same person, and calling Alcaeus "a tragedian" rose from an erroneous reading of his title "comoedo-tragoedia".

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