Lycophron (* around 320; † after 280) came from Chalcis on Euboea and made a name for himself primarily as a tragedian. Apart from the poem Alexandra, which is difficult to understand, none of his works have survived and even in the case of the latter his authorship is in doubt.

Francis Meres mentions in 1598 in Palladis Tamia Lykophron was killed by a rival and connects this to Marlowe’s murder.1 Just like Meres' comparison between Marlowe and Étienne Jodelle, the parallel to Lykophron is incomprehensible.

Meres, Francis. 1598. Palladis Tamia: Wits Treasury Being the Second Part of Wits Common Wealth. London: P. Short.

    1. Meres (1598)↩︎

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