Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1998.4.11
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1. Nearly three-quarters of the fragments come from one or the other version of the Deipnosophistae. The rest come from the lexicon of the Antiatticist (38 fragments), Pollux (26), and Stobaeus (27). There are no papyri.
2. R. Kassel and C. Austin, Poetae comici graeci, vol. 2 (Berlin 1991), 21-195 (hereafter PCG), a volume that, despite CUP's confidence ([quot ]since the fragments themselves are now readily available ..."), is not, perhaps, on everyone's bookshelf. (It was certainly not on mine: one reason this review is so noticeably overdue.) The study of Greek comedy is getting to be a very expensive, as well as weighty proposition.
3. So Arnott, WS 101 (1988) 191-91; QUCC 62 (1989) 34-38. PCG reserves judgment. If this identification is correct, the similarities long noted between Aulularia and Menander's Dyskolos would reflect a common debt to Alexis rather than Menander's direct influence on Plautus.
4. O. Taplin, Comic Angels (Oxford 1994), 36-41. A. D. Trendall dated this vase to the 370s; the Thesmophoriazusae is dated to 411. This is the most certain, as well as the most provocative, of Taplin's identifications. For Greek drama in the west, cf. H.-D. Blume, Einführung in das antike Theaterwesen (Darmstadt 1984) 108-111.