2. An ancient Corinthian legislator, of uncertain date, who is said by Aristotle to have had in view an arrangement which provided for a fixed and unchangeable number of citizens, without attempting to equalize property (Arist. Pol.
2.3, ed. Göttling ; Göttl. ad loc.
The scholiast on Pindar (Pind. O. 13.20
) appears to confound this Pheidon with the Argive tyrant, though Müller explains it by saying (Dor.
1.7.15) that the latter was sometimes called a Corinthian, because Corinth lay in his dominions.
The words, however, of the scholiast, Φείδων τις ἀνὴρ Κορίνθιος
, will not admit of this charitable interpretation. We have no ground at all for identifying the king of Argos with the Corinthian legislator of Aristotle.