And the character in Nicostratus, in the play entitled the Kings, is just such another.
His three sons— Philippus, Araros and Nicostratus—were all comic poets.
What, would you have me imitate Nicostratus the actor, reciting his tetrameters to the music of the fife?
And yet Hercules would esteem the brave though ugly Nicostratus as much as the beautiful Alcæus.
At Nicostratus's table we discoursed of those matters which the Athenians were to debate of in their next assembly.
Nicostratus followed close behind him, without a word, frequently slapping his thigh with his hand.