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Herodas (hĭrōˈdāz) [key], fl. 3d cent. B.C., Greek poet. He wrote realistic mimes in choliambic verse often depicting bawdy situations. A papyrus containing some 700 readable lines by Herodes is extant. His name is also spelled Herodes or Herondas.

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