Pollux  seems to refer to Amphis as a Middle Comic poet, and Amphis' own repeated references to the philosopher Plato 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
49 fragments of his comedies survive, along with the following 28 titles.
- Aleiptria (The Female Oiler, or Masseuse)
- Ampleourgos (The Vine-Dresser)
- Balaneion (The Bath-House)
- Gynaikokratia (Women in Power)
- Gynaikomania (Crazy About Women)
- Daktylios (The Ring)
- 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)
- Ouranos (Uranus)
- Planos (The Vagabond Acrobat)
- 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The standard edition of the fragments and testimonia is in Kassel-Austin, Poetae Comici Graeci II; Kock numbers are now outdated and should not be used.
- Pollux 1. 233 (citing fr. 38. 1) and 7. 17
- Amphis (frr. 6; 13)
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