Published online by Cambridge University Press: 11 February 2009
In answer to Professor Beare's note, which he has generously shown me, I would make the following points: (1) I think it unlikely that Middle Comedy was more obscene than Old Comedy, and the Attic vases go back to about 420 B.C. (see my Greek Theatre Production, pp. 56 f., particularly 66, and Wiener Studien, lxix (1956), 110 f.).
1 A.T. 259, n. 1.
2 Dithyramb, etc., p. 237, n. 1.
3 D.F., p. 234, n. 2.