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People - Ancient Greece: Antiphanes
Ancient Greek writer of the Middle Attic comedy.

Antiphănes in Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities A comic poet of Rhodes, Smyrna, or Carystus, born B.C. 408, of parents in the low condition of slaves. This most prolific writer (he is said to have composed upwards of three hundred dramas), notwithstanding the meanness of his origin, was so popular in Athens that on his decease a decree was passed to remove his remains from Chios to that city, where they were interred with public honours (Suidas, s. v.). A statuary of Argos, the pupil of Pericletus, one of those who had studied under Polycletus. He flourished about B.C. 400. Several works of this artist are mentioned by Pausanias (x. 9). He formed statues of the Dioscuri and other heroes; and he made also a brazen horse, in imitation of the horse said to have been constructed by the Greeks before Troy. The inhabitants of Argos sent it as a present to Delphi. A poet of Macedonia, nine of whose epigrams are preserved in the Anthology. He flourished between B.C. 100 and the reign of Augustus.

Antiphanes in Wikipedia Antiphanes (comic poet) Antiphanes, the most important writer of the Middle Attic comedy with the exception of Alexis, lived from about 408 to 334 BCE. He was apparently a foreigner (perhaps from Cius, on the Propontis, Smyrna or Rhodes)[1] who settled in Athens , where he began to write about 387. He was extremely prolific: more than 200 of the 365 (or 260) comedies attributed to him are known to us from the titles and considerable fragments preserved in Athenaeus. They chiefly deal with matters connected with the table, but contain many striking sentiments. Antiphanes of Berge Antiphanes of Berge (or Antiphanes the Younger, Greek: Ἀντιφάνης ὁ Βεργαῖος, 4th century BC) in Thrace, near Amphipolis, was a Greek writer of the book Ἄπιστα (Apista; "unbelievable"). Strabo[1] mentions him as an impostor, because Antiphanes wished the reader to believed everything in his book when they are falsehood. It was due to Antiphanes, who lived in Athens, that the Attic verb βεργαΐζειν (bergaizein) was used in the sense of telling unbelievable stories. He also wrote a work on courtezans. He is not to be confused with Antiphanes of Argos, which some ancient writer has done. Antiphanes of Argos Antiphanes of Argos was a sculptor, the disciple of Periclytus, and teacher of Cleon. Since Cleon flourished around 380 BC, Antiphanes may be placed at 400 BC. Pausanias mentions several of his works, which were at Delphi, especially a horse in bronze. Antiphanes of Delos Antiphanes of Delos was a physician. He has been quoted by Caelius Aurelianus[1] and Galen,[2] and must therefore have lived some time in or before the second century after Christ. He is mentioned by Clement of Alexandria[3] as having said, that the sole cause of diseases in man was the too great variety of his food.

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