The claim to Comedy is put forward by the Megarians,--not only by those of Greece proper, who allege that it originated under their democracy, but also by the Megarians of Sicily, for the poet Epicharmus
, who is much earlier than Chionides and Magnes, belonged to that country.
Horky accepts without hesitation Timaeus's inclusion of Empedocles and Epicharmus among mathematical Pythagoreans, a view that plays a role in subsequent chapters.
Those who see ousia, and its Doric equivalent osi a as etymologically related are committed to incessant flux; for Horky that includes Epicharmus and Empedocles.
10, are all taken to be associated with mime, specifically with Theocritus Idyll 15 and Herodas Mimiamb 4, and with what Kirichenko terms a "comedy" by Epicharmus
about visitors to Delphi, which he claims to be another subgenre of mime.
Ancient Greek playwright Epicharmus
wrote a comedy called The Sausage.
66) Horace does castigate Plautus several times, but he refers directly to Terence only once: "Plautus hurries along like his model, Epicharmus
22) That Plato treats subjectivism as a unifying feature of sophists, where "sophist" is taken in the most general sense, is clear from his awkward and mostly unsatisfactory attempt to force the views of Homer, Epicharmus
, Heraclitus, and certain subtle contemporaries of Socrates to amount to the Protagorean thesis (152e; 160d).