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An Athenian who helped to expel the Thirty Tyrants (q.v.). Later, being sent on a mission to King Artaxerxes of Persia, he was accused of receiving a bribe from that monarch. Though acquitted of this charge, he was afterwards convicted of a similar offence and escaped death by flight. He is ridiculed by the comic poets for his large beard, whence he received the nickname σακεσφόρος ( Com. Presb. 4 Meineke).


Of Ambracia; an Athenian writer of the Middle Comedy (Aelian, N. A. xii. 10).

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