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*)/Agis), a Greek poet, a native of Argos, and a contemporary of Alexander the Great, whom he accompanied on his Asiatic expedition. Curtius (8.5) as well as Arrian (Arr. Anab. 4.9) and Plutarch (De adulat. et amic. discrim. p. 60) describe him as one of the basest flatterers of the king. Curtius calls him " pessimorum carminum post Choerilum conditor," which probably refers rather to their flattering character than to their worth as poetry. The Greek Anthology (6.152) contains an epigram, which is probably the work of this flatterer. (Jacobs, Anthol. iii. p. 836; Zimmermann, Zeitschrift für die Alterth. 1841, p. 164.)

Athenaeus (xii. p. 516) mentions one Agis as the author of a work on the art of cooking (ὀψαρτυτικά).


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    • Greek Anthology, 6.152
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 4.9
    • Curtius, Historiarum Alexandri Magni, 8.5
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