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2. An Athenian orator and demagogue, who, together with Eurycleides, possessed the chief direction of affairs in his native city about B. C. 216. They were guilty of the most abject flattery towards the surrounding monarchs, but especially towards Ptolemy Philopator; and it was probably their partiality towards the latter that led Philip V., king of Macedonia, to procure their removal by poison. (Plb. 5.106; Paus. 2.9.6.) Pausanias writes the name Micon, but the authority of Polybius in favour of the form Micion is confirmed by the evidence of coins, on which the two names of Micion and Eurycleides are found associated together.


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