), surnamed ὁ Κάραβος
, or the crab, on account of his fondness for that kind of shell-fish (Athen. 3.100 c
.), was one of the orators at Athens in the Macedonian interest, and accordingly fled from the city to Antipater, when the Athenians rose against the Macedonians upon the death of Alexander the Great in B. C. 323. When the Macedonian supremacy was reestablished at Athens by Antipater, Callimedon returned to the city, but was obliged to fly from it again upon the outbreak against Phocion in B. C. 317.
The orators Hegemon and Pythocles were put to death along with Phocion, and Callimedon was also condemned to death, but escaped in safety. (Plut. Dem. 27
27, 33, 35.) Callimedon was ridiculed by the comic poets. (Athen. l.c.
p. 104c. d., viii. p. 339f., xiv. p. 614d.)