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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Philemon (c. 368–c. 264 B.C.)

Philemon (fi-lē’mon). A Greek comic poet; born at Soli in Cilicia, about 368 B.C.; died 264 B.C. He wrote 97 plays, considerable fragments of which are extant; the Latin poet Plautus’s ‘Merchant’ and ‘Trinummus’ are founded on Philemon’s ‘The Merchant’ and ‘The Treasure.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).