2, Diopeithes to Pherecrates
. Oxford: Hart Publishing Ltd., 2011.
A fragment of the comic poet Pherecrates
seemingly makes a Homeric abuser and mocker the victim of the same form of drubbing.
dedarmenen, "as Pherecrates
said, you'll have to skin the
He specifically locates a classical Cokaygne in the writing of Pherecrates
from the year 438 BC.
Within the patchwork of quotation and highly technical discussion which forms the bulk on 'On Music', a fragment from an old play or dialogue by Pherecrates is transcribed.
Thus Pherecrates the comic poet introduces Music in the guise of a woman whose whole person has been brutally mauled; and he lets Justice ask how she came to suffer such an outrage.
Compare West's remarks on the reading `pentachords' in Pherecrates
We move from the epigram to four writers for the comic stage: Pherecrates
and Alexis and, possibly, Epicharmus and Aristophanes, all of the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
In nonsexual and nonmedical uses, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] most commonly refers to animal parts, whether pieces of the sacrificial victim (Aeschylus, PV 497; Aristophanes, Pax 1053; Pherecrates
12.534bff.) quotes the orators Lysias and Antiphon, the comic poets Eupolis and Pherecrates
, and the Socratic Antisthenes.
Later in the same play, another bread-seller appears in pursuit of Philocleon; since she has arrived with a witness to summons him, she is presumably a citizen, as the recitation of her parentage also suggests.(15) Pherecrates