Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Lycophron


Ptolemaic Period

Lycophron was one of the first generation of enterprising Greek scholars who made their way to Alexandria when the first Ptolemies began to develop it as the intellectual capital of the world. His specialty was tragedy, of which he is said to have written either forty-six or forty-four examples. However, he also compiled a catalogue of comedies. Much of his writing is notable for its obscurity

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