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ALEXIS

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 576 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALEXIS, Greek "comic poet of the Middle Comedy, was born about 394 B.C. at Thurii and taken early to Athens, where he became a citizen. Plutarch says that he lived to the age of 1o6, and that he died on the stage while being crowned. According to Suidas, who calls him Menander's uncle, he wrote 245 comedies, of which some 130 titles are preserved. The fragments (about l000 lines) attest the wit and refinement of the author (Koch, Comicorum Atticorum Fragmenta).
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