It is said that he gave a great impetus to the dramatic representations which belonged to the Dionysiac cult, and that it was under his encouragement that Thespis of Icaria, by impersonating character, laid the foundation of the great Greek drama of the 5th and 4th centuries.
The fate of Pentheus was the subject of lost tragedies by Thespis and Pacuvius.
Son of Polyphradmon and pupil of Thespis, one of the earliest of the Greek tragedians.
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