[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 w…