（*)Alkai=os), the son of Miccus, was a native of MYTILENE, according to Suidas, who may, however, have confounded him in this point with the lyric poet.
He is found exhibiting at Athens as a poet of the old comedy, or rather of that mixed comedy, which formed the transition between the old and the middle. In B. C. 388, he brought forward a play entitled *Pasifa/h, in the same contest in which Aristophanes exhibited his second Plutus, but, if the meaning of Suidas is rightly understood, he obtained only the fifth place.
He left ten plays, of which some fragments remain, and the following titles are known, *)Adelfai/ moixeuome/nai, *Ganumh/dhs, *)Endumi/wn, *(Iepo\s ga/mos, *Kallistw=, *Kwmw|dotragw|di/a, *Palai=stra.
Alcaeus, a tragic poet, mentioned by Fabricius (Biblioth. Graec. ii. p. 282), does not appear to be a different person from Alcaeus the comedian.
The mistake of calling him a tragic poet arose simply from an erroneous reading of the title of his "Comoedo-tragoed
1. The name of three kings or satraps of Pontus.
I. Was betrayed by his son Mithridates to the Persian king. (Xen. Cyr. 8.8.4; Aristot. Pol. 5.8.15, ed. Schneid.)
It is doubtful whether this Ariobarzanes is the same who conducted the Athenian ambassadors, in B. C. 405, to the sea-coast of Mysia, after they had been detained three years by order of Cyrus (Xen. Hell. 1.4.7), or the same who assisted Antalcidas in B. C. 388. (Id. 5.1.28.)
II. Succeeded his father, Mithridates I., and reigned 26 years, B. C. 363-337. (Diod. 16.90.)
He appears to have held some high office in the Persian court five years before the death of his father, as we find him, apparently on behalf of the king, sending an embassy to Greece in B. C. 368. (Xen. Hell. 7.1.27.) Ariobarzanes, who is called by Diodorus (15.90) satrap of Phrygia, and by Nepos (Datam. 100.2) satrap of Lydia, Ionia, and Phrygia, revolted from Artaxerxes in B. C. 362, and may be regarded as the founder