[German version] (Μάχων;
Máchōn) from Sicyon or Corinth; lived at the time of Apollodorus  of Carystus (3rd cent. BC) [1. test. 1] and was active as a writer in Alexandria, also the place of his death. M. wrote Χρεῖαι (
Chreîai, ‘Anecdotes’) in iambic trimeter (of which a total of about 470 are extant in Ath.
Deipnosophistaí XIII) about hetaerae, parasites and poets (Diphilus, Euripides, Philoxenus), as well as important political figures (Ptolemy, Demetrius Poliorcetes); the material, in which sex plays a certain role, comes from anecdotal prose works of the late 4th and 3rd cents. (e.g. Lynceus of Samos). M.'s comedies were more highly regarded [1. test. 3]; because of them, he was considered almost an equal of the tragic Pleias [1. test. 1], and they brought him the attention of Aristophanes  of Byzantium [1. test. 1. 2]. The titles of two pieces (Ἄγνοια/‘Ignorance’; Ἐπιστολή/‘The Letter ’) and two fragments are extant. In fr. 2, a cook speaks who describes gou…