History from Comic Hypotheses: Stratocles, Lachares, and P.Oxy. 1235

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Abstract

The claim, in a didascalic list, that the tyrant Lachares blocked performance of Menander's Imbrians (302/1) derives from ancient scholars' quest for political motives to explain statements in comedy, and probably also confuses Lachares with the tyrant Stratocles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-79
JournalGreek, Roman and Byzantine Studies
Volume49
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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