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. 12.539
a.) 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.)