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Timocles (Ancient Greek: Τιμοκλῆς, fl.c.345 BC – c.317 BC) was one of the last Athenian comic poets of the Middle Comedy, [1] although Pollux listed him among the writers of New Comedy. [2] He is known to have won first prize at the Lenaea once, between 330 and 320 BC. [3] The Suda claims that there were two comic poets of this name, [4] but modern scholars equate the two. [5] Unlike most Middle Comedy plays, his works featured a good deal of personal ridicule of public figures, especially orators like Demosthenes and Hyperides.

At least 26, and possibly 28, titles of Timocles' works survive. [1]

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  1. 1 2 Constantinides 1969, p. 49.
  2. Pollux 10.154
  3. OCD.
  4. Suda τ 623, 624
  5. Constantinides 1969, p. 50.

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