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Epicharmus (c. early 5th century BC)

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10.4324/9780415249126-A047-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A047-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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One of the earliest Greek dramatists, Epicharmus wrote mostly comedies with mythological content in Sicily around 500 bc. A number of philosophical passages were attributed to him in antiquity; their authenticity, sometimes doubted even then, has remained controversial, but the quotations were widely influential and remain of interest.

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