4. A tragic actor of Athens in the time of Philip of Macedonia and Demosthenes.
He took a prominent part in the political affairs of his time, and belonged to the party who saw no safety except in peace with Macedonia. (Dem. de Coron.
p. 232, de Fals. Leg.
pp. 344, 371.) Demosthenes (c. Philip.
iii. p. 150) therefore treats him as a traitor to his country.
He was employed by the Athenians in their negotiations with Philip, who was fond of him on account of his great talent for acting, and made use of him for his own purposes. (Dem. de Fals. Leg.
p. 442; comp. Cic. de Re Publ.
4.11 ; Plut. Vit. X. Orat.;
Schol. ad Lucian,
vol. ii. p. 7.)
There was a tragic actor of the same name at Syracuse in the time of the first Punic war. (Liv. 24.24