), a Greek poet, a native of Argos, and a contemporary of Alexander the Great, whom he accompanied on his Asiatic expedition. Curtius (8.5
) as well as Arrian (Arr. Anab. 4.9
) and Plutarch (De adulat. et amic. discrim.
p. 60) describe him as one of the basest flatterers of the king. Curtius calls him " pessimorum carminum post Choerilum conditor," which probably refers rather to their flattering character than to their worth as poetry. The Greek Anthology (6.152
) contains an epigram, which is probably the work of this flatterer. (Jacobs, Anthol.
iii. p. 836; Zimmermann, Zeitschrift für die Alterth.
1841, p. 164.)
Athenaeus (xii. p. 516) mentions one Agis as the author of a work on the art of cooking (ὀψαρτυτικά