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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.

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