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Eupolis (c. 446–411 B.C.)

Eupolis (ū’po-lis). An Athenian comic poet; born at Athens, about 446 B.C.; died in 411. After Cratinus and Aristophanes he was the chief representative of the older Attic comedy; he had a comedy acted at 17. From the extant fragments we infer that, like Aristophanes, he idealized the old ways. According to the ancient critics he combined felicitous invention, masterly handling of plot, and rare grace of style.