Amphis

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Amphis (Greek: Ἄμφις) was an Athenian Comic poet of uncertain origin from approximately the 4th century BC.

Pollux [1] seems to refer to Amphis as a Middle Comic poet, and Amphis' own repeated references to the philosopher Plato[2] place him in the early to mid-4th century BC. His name is not Athenian, and he was probably from the island of Andros (thus Kirchner).

Surviving Titles and Fragments[edit]

49 fragments of his comedies survive, along with the following 28 titles.

  • Athamas
  • Acco
  • Aleiptria (The Female Oiler, or Masseuse)
  • Alcmaeon
  • Ampleourgos (The Vine-Dresser)
  • Amphicrates
  • Balaneion (The Bath-House)
  • Gynaikokratia (Women in Power)
  • Gynaikomania (Crazy About Women)
  • Daktylios (The Ring)
  • Dexidemides
  • Dithyrambos (The Dithyramb)
  • Hepta Epi Thebais (Seven Against Thebes)
  • Erithoi (Day-Labourers)
  • Ialemos (The Oaf, or the Dirge)
  • Kallisto (Callisto)
  • Koniates (The Plasterer)
  • Kouris (The Female Barber)
  • Kybeutai (The Dice-Players)
  • Leukas (The Girl From Leucas)
  • Odysseus
  • Opora
  • Ouranos (Uranus)
  • Pan
  • Planos (The Vagabond Acrobat)
  • Sappho
  • Philadelphoi (Men Who Love Their Brothers)
  • Philetairos (The Man Who Loved His Comrades).

The standard edition of the fragments and testimonia is in Kassel-Austin, Poetae Comici Graeci II; Kock numbers are now outdated and should not be used.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pollux 1. 233 (citing fr. 38. 1) and 7. 17
  2. ^ Amphis (frr. 6; 13)