21. PARODUS, the PARODIST.
In a fragment of the Parodist. Matron [MATRON
]. quoted by Athenaeus, in which apparently there is an enumeration of Parodists who had lived long before Matron, two or more writers of the name of Philip are mentioned, with the laudatory epithet "eminent" (δῖοί τε Φίλιπποι
, "nobiles Philippi") ; but of their country, works, or age, except that they lived long before (πάρος
, "olim") Matron himself, who cannot be placed later than the time of Philip king of Macedon, nothing is known.