1. It is supposed that there was a tragic poet of this name, contemporary with Cratinus; but there can be little doubt that the passages of Cratinus on which this notion is founded (apud Athen.
xiv. p. 638f.) refer to the lyric poet Gnesippus, the son of Cleomachus, and that for τῷ Κλεομάχῳ
and ὁ Κλεόμαχος
we ought to read τῷ Κλεομάχου
and ὁ Κλεομάχου
. (Bergk, Reliq. Com. Att.
p. 33, &c. ; Meineke, Frag. Com. Graec.
ii. pp. 27-29 ; GNESIPPUS.) Of Cleomachus, the father of Gnesippus, nothing is known, unless he be the same as the lyric poet mentioned below.