Sentence Examples

  • Allusions to the sycophants are frequent in Aristophanes and the Attic orators.
  • Another old explanation was that fines and taxes were at one time paid in figs, wine and oil, and those who collected such payments in kind were called sycophants because they "presented," publicly handed them over to the state.
  • Sycophants were an inseparable accompaniment of the democracy, and the profession, at least from a political point of view, was not regarded as in any way dishonourable.

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