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Epinicus or Epinikos (Greek: Ἐπίνικος, 3rd century BC), was an Athenian comic poet of the new comedy. Two of his plays are known, Hypoballomenai[1] and Mnêsiptolemos. The latter title determines his date to the time of Antiochus III the Great, about 217 BC, for Mnesiptolemus was an historian in great favour with that king.[2]


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainPhilip Smith (1870). "article name needed". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


  1. ^ Suda ε 2493
  2. ^ Eudoc. p. 166; Athen. x. p. 432, b., xi. pp. 469, a., 497, a., 500, f.; Meineke, Frag. Com. Graec. vol. i. p. 481, iv. pp. 505-508. (cited by Smith)