), a tragic poet, the son of Philocles [PHILOCLES], and father of Astydamas He is attacked and ridiculed more than once by Aristophanes, who classes with villains of the deepest dye in Hades any one who ever copied out a speech of Morsimus. Besides his profession as a poet, he seems to have practised as a physician and oculist, in which departments, according to all accounts (Schol. ad Arist. Equit.
401; Hesychius, s. v. Κλύμενος
), he was not much more successful. (Ran.
151; comp. Equit.
776, with the scholia on those passages.) Frigidity seems to have been the predominant characteristic of his poetry. (Suidas, s. v.
; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. ii. p. 311; Meineke, Fragmenta Com. Graec.
vol. ii. part ii. p. 659.)