Epicharmus

Epicharmus

(ĕpĭkär`məs), c.550–c.460 B.C., Sicilian Greek comic dramatist. He was the first to write a coherent artistic comedy, and he dealt with forms other than personal satire such as mythological burlesque.

Bibliography

See A. W. Pickard-Cambridge, Dithyramb, Tragedy, and Comedy (1927, repr. 1962).

References in classic literature ?
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 of Sicily.
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).