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Straton

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199545568
Published online December 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191735257
Straton

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(See comedy (greek), new). The only extant fragment is a skit upon glossomania, with the speaker describing a conversation with a cook in which the latter's fondness for obsolete (and especially Homeric) words and phrases leads the other to call him ‘slave of some kind of rhapsode’ (vv. 48 f.). The play from which the fragment derives is dated ...

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Subjects: Classical Studies

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