Crates (comic Poet) - Surviving Works

Surviving Works

60 fragments (including four dubia) of Crates’ comedies survive, along with ten titles:

  • Geitones ("Neighbours")
  • Heroes ("The Heroes")
  • Theria ("Wild Beasts")
  • Lamia ("Lamia")
  • Metoikoi ("Metics" or "Resident Aliens")
  • Paidiai ("Games")
  • Pedetai ("Men In Shackles")
  • Rhetores ("Orators")
  • Samioi ("The Samians")
  • Tolmai ("Daring Deeds")

Whether he is to be identified with Crates II, another comic poet to whom the Suda (test. 1) assigns three titles, Thesauros ("Treasure"), Ornithes ("Birds"), and Philargyros ("The Man Who Loved Money"), the first and last of which seem more appropriate for ‘Middle Comedy’, is unclear. The standard collection of the fragments is Kassel-Austin, Poetae Comici Graeci IV ; Kock numbers are now outdated and should not be used.


This article about an Ancient Greek writer or poet is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
This article about a Greek poet is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Read more about this topic:  Crates (comic Poet)

Other articles related to "works, surviving, surviving works":

Aristotele - Loss and Preservation of His Works
... Aristotelicum Modern scholarship reveals that Aristotle's "lost" works stray considerably in characterization from the surviving Aristotelian corpus ... Whereas the lost works appear to have been originally written with an intent for subsequent publication, the surviving works do not appear to have ... Rather the surviving works mostly resemble lecture notes unintended for publication ...

Famous quotes containing the words works and/or surviving:

    I look on trade and every mechanical craft as education also. But let me discriminate what is precious herein. There is in each of these works an act of invention, an intellectual step, or short series of steps taken; that act or step is the spiritual act; all the rest is mere repetition of the same a thousand times.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    For my own part, I commonly attend more to nature than to man, but any affecting human event may blind our eyes to natural objects. I was so absorbed in him as to be surprised whenever I detected the routine of the natural world surviving still, or met persons going about their affairs indifferent.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)