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4. Of Scarphea, a comic actor, who, while performing on one occasion before Alexander the Great, inserted in a speech of the comedy a line asking the king for ten talents. Alexander laughed and gave them to him. (Plut. Alex. 29, de Alex. Fort. 2.2; Athen. 12.539a.) The Lycon, whose convivial qualities are extolled in his epitaph by Phalaecus, was probably the same person; and perhaps also the play of Antiphanes, called "Lycon," had reference to him. (Anth. Graec. vol. i. p. 210, vii. p. 246, ed. Jacobs; Meineke, Fragm. Com. Graec. vol. i. p. 327, iii. p. 80.)


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