), is mentioned by Fabricius, on the authority of Suidas and Eudocia, as a tragic poet of the time of Philip and Alexander the Great.
It appears, however, from the best MSS. of Suidas, that the name is erroneously introduced, owing to the text of Suidas being misread by some of his copyists, as well as by Eudocia.
According to the true reading of Suidas, Sosicles is simply mentioned as the father of the tragic poet Sosiphanes. (Suid. s. v. Σωσιφάνης
, ed. Kuster ; Eudoc. p. 384; Westermann, Vitarum Script. Graec. Min.
p. 152, n. 65; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. ii. p. 322.)