An Athenian who helped to expel the Thirty
(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.
Of Ambracia; an Athenian writer of the Middle Comedy (Aelian, N. A.