Hermippus mentions also Nothippus the tragic poet, in his Tales, thus—
But if such a race of menand that the man meant here was the poet, Teleclides shows plainly, in his Hesiods. Myniscus, the tragic actor, is ridiculed by Plato, the comic writer, in his Syrphax, as an epicure in respect of fish; where he says—
Were to wage a present war
With those who now exist on earth,
And if a roast ray led them on,
Or a fine side of well-fed pork,
The rest might safely stay at home,
And trust Nothippus by himself,
For he alone would swallow up
The whole Peloponnesus:—
A. Here is an Anagyrasian orphus for you,And for a similar reason, Callias, in his Pedetæ, and Lysippus, in his Bacchæ, ridicule Lampon the soothsayer. But Cratinus, in his Female Runaways, speaking of him, says—“Lam- pon, whom nothing which men said of him could keep away from any banquet of his friends;” and adds, “But now again he is belching away; for he devours everything which he can see, and he would fight even for a mullet.” [p. 544]
Which e'en my friend Myniscus the Chalcidean
Could hardly finish.
B. Much obliged to you.