Who was Plato the Comedian?

Who was Plato the Comedian?

Set Comicus or Comic Plato, was a contemporary Athenian comic poet of Aristophanes of whom not much information is known. None of his works have survived intact, but at least 30 titles of them are known, including Hyperbolo (between 420-416 BC), Victories (after 421 BC), Cleophon (405 BC) and Phaon (probably 391 BC), suggesting that the themes were often political.

It is even known that in 410 BC, one of his works won the first prize of the great Athenian festival "Dionysus".

The Phaon artworkAs we can see from the work "Deipnosophistae" by the author Ateneo de Naucratis, it included a scene in which a character sits down to study a poem about gastronomy (more precisely about aphrodisiacs), where you read something aloud.

The poem is in hexameters, so it looks a lot like a satire of Arquestrato's work, although the speaker called it "a book by Philoxenus."

Titles of the works of Plato the Comedian:

Adonis
The alliance
Ambassadors
Amphiareos
Ants
Cleophon
Daidalos
Europe
Festivals
Greece, or the Islands
Griffin
Hyperbolo
Io
Laius
Laconios, or poets
Little boy
The long night
Meneleos
Pisandro
Perilalges
Phaon
Furniture Parts
The poet
Resident aliens
The sophists
Syrphex
Victories
The women of the Temples
Xantriai, or Kerkopes
Zeus was mistreated

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