Crates

Crates (krāˈtēz) [key], fl. 449 B.C., Athenian comic dramatist. He is said to have introduced into comedy themes other than those of personal satire, and he was one of the first to show the comic possibilities of the drunkard. He is thought to have originally been an actor. Fragments of his plays survive.

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