Diogenes of Athens (tragedian)
Diogenes of Athens (Greek: Διογένης ὁ Ἀθηναῖος) was a writer of Greek tragedy in the late 5th or early 4th century BC. His works are listed by the Suda as Semele, Achilles, Helen, Herakles, Thyestes, Medea, Oedipus, and Chrysippus. He was either born or flourished at the time of the Thirty Tyrants and the suppression of Athenian democracy, around 404–403 BC.
Athenaeus preserves a geographically confused fragment from Diogenes, having to do with a laurel grove along the Halys river where Lydian and Bactrian girls perform sacred music for Artemis as the goddess of Mount Tmolus.
- J. Radicke and Felix Jacoby, Die Fragmente Der Griechischen Historiker, edited by G. Schepens (Brill, 1999), pt. 4, fasc. 7, p. 195.
- For which see also David D. Leitao, The Pregnant Male as Myth and Metaphor in Classical Greek Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2012), p. 66.
- Suda δ 1142, Diogenes.
- Radicke, p. 195.
- Diogenes Laertius 6.80.
- Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae 14.38.636.
- Albert de Jong, Traditions of the Magi: Zoroastrianism in Greek and Latin Literature (Brill, 1997), p. 284.
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