Cratinus, d. ca. 420 B.C.
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- Cratinus, d. ca. 420 B.C.
- Alt names:
Cratinus, the Elder
- Field of activity:
- Comic Poet
- Rosen, R.M. Old comedy and the iambographic tradition, c1988: CIP galley
Greek comic poet)
LC manual cat. (hdg.: Cratinus, the elder)
Ency. Brit. micropaedia (Cratinus
d. c. 420 B.C.
Ency. Brit., 1972 (Cratinus
c. 495-c. 420 B.C.
Athenian writer of comedy
some authorities put his d. of b. much earlier)
Ency. Americana, 1975 (Cratinus
c. 510-c. 422 B.C.)
s ency., 1973 (Cratinus)
Greek and Latin authors, 1980 (Cratinus
b. c. 510?)
Oxford classical dict., 1970 (Cratinus)
Hē Pytinē tou Kratinou, 1994: p. 8 (Kratinos
b. 520 B.C.
d. 423 B.C.)
Volpe e leone, 2006: t.p. (Cratino)
TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition, pg. 110
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 1, 1867, p. 886-8: "Cratinus. 1. One of the most celebrated Athenian comic poets of the old comedy, the rise and complete perfection of which he witnessed during a life of 97 years..."
Brill's New Pauly: "The first appearance of C. is documented for the late 450s BC... his death probably occurred between 423 (Terminus post quem: his last piece, the Pytínē/‘The Bottle’
... and 421 (in Aristoph. Pax 700-703, he is allegedly dead ... he allegedly lived to be 94 years old ....".
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- Smith's Dictionary