(hĭrō`dāz), fl. 3d cent. B.C., Greek poet. He wrote realistic mimes in choliambic verse often depicting bawdy situations. A papyrus containing some 700 readable lines by Herodes is extant. His name is also spelled Herodes or Herondas.
of Canterbury, New Zealand) comments on the eight surviving and fragments of a ninth poem by third-century BC Hellenistic poet Herodas, who seems to have lived in the Doric speaking part of Kos or the nearby mainland.
Crucially for the credibility of his case Kirichenko often does not distinguish between different types of mime, throwing Herodas together with the Moicheutria and the Charition mime, and referring to Catullus the mimographer alongside Theocritus and Sophron, whose stories and characters, Kirichenko claims, share similar characteristics (cf.