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Joyeux anniversaire en retard : hier, c’était les 2500 ans de la première comédie à Athènes !

It is exactly 2500 years ago this month that Athens saw its first official production of comic drama, at the Dionysia festival in the month of Elaphebolion (March/April), in the year that they called “the archonship of Telesinus” and we call 486 BC. (That’s 2500 years ago, not 2501 – remember, there is no year “zero” between 1 BC and …

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