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Μάχων), of Corinth or Sicyon, a comic poet, flourished at Alexandria, where he gave instructions respecting comedy to the grammarian Aristophanes of Byzantium. He was contemporary with Apollodorus of Carystus, and flourished between the 120th and 130th Olympiads (B. C. 300-260).


He held a high place among the Alexandrian poets; Athenaeus says of him, ἦν δ᾽ ἀγαθὸς ποιητὴς εἴς τις ἄλλος τῶν μετὰ τοὺις ἑπτά, and quotes an elegant epigram in his praise.



We have the titles of two of his plays, Ἄγνοια and Ἐπιστολή.


A sententious poem in iambic senarii, entitled Χρείαι, of which Athenaeus has preserved several fragments.

Further Information

Athen. 6.241f; xiv. p. 664a, b, c, viii. p. 345f, xiii. p. 577d; Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec. pp. 479, 480, 462; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. ii. pp. 452, 453.


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