4. A SICILIAN, one of the literary Greeks in the train of Alexander the Great, who, according to Curtius, corrupted the profession of good arts by their evil manners.
At the banquet, at which the proposal was made to adore Alexander
(B. C. 327), Cleon introduced the subject. (Curt. 8.5.8
.) Neither Arrian nor Plutarch mentions him; and Arrian (4.10) puts into the mouth of Anaxarchus the same proposal and a similar speech to that which Curtius ascribes to Cleon.