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Blaesus, (Blaisos), an ancient Italian poet, born at Capreae, who wrote serio-comic plays (spoudogeloioi) in Greek. (Steph. Byz. s. v. Kaprie.) Two of these plays, the Mesotribas and Satournos, are quoted by Athenaeus (iii., xi.), and Hesychius refers to Blaesus (s. vv. Mokkonosis, Molgoi, Phulatos), but without mentioning the names of his plays. Casaubon supposed that Blaesus lived under the Roman empire; but he must have lived as early as the 3rd century B. C. as Valckenar (ad Theocr.) has shewn, that Athenaeus took his quotations of Blaesus from the Glossai of Pamphilus of Alexandria, who was a disciple of Aristarchus; and also that Pamphilus borrowed a part of his work explaining the words in Blaesus and similar poets from the Glossai Italikai of Diodorus, who was a pupil of Aristophanes of Alexandria. (Comp. Schweigh. ad Athen. iii.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Sep 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith)
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