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Ever since Antiphanes brought on the stage a character, perhaps Comedy herself, complaining that comedy was more difficult to compose than tragedy (fr. 189.17-23 K-A), it has become something of a truism to say that the poets of Old Comedy had at their disposal much richer and less generically restricted literary possibilities than their colleagues working in tragedy.
Rosen, R. M. (1998). The Gendered Polis in Eupolis' Cities. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/classics_papers/25
Date Posted: 27 September 2006