Published online by Cambridge University Press: 11 February 2009
Professor Webster has replied briefly to my article on this subject, and has dealt elsewhere with the works of art. One point I will gladly concede. In referring (p. 69) the phlyakes-vases to ‘the fourth or third century’ I was quoting Pickard-Cambridge's words in Dithyramb, etc. (1927), p. 267. But in Dramatic Festivals (pub. 1953), Pickard-Cambridge, perhaps influenced by Trendall, speaks of the fourth century only.
6 D.F., p. 235: ‘a period covering practically the same years as those of the Middle Comedy itself’.
8 D.F., p. 234; and compare p. 236: ‘the phlyakes regularly wear tights, such as very rarely appear on Attic vases’—i.e. the tights are a distinctive, non-Attic feature of the phlyakes-costume.