Creon is so printed in the earliest editions, and has been followed by Scott. But we may safely assume that it is a printer's error, if not a slip of the pen, for Cleon: the notorious demagogue during the Peloponnesian War. The four Athenians named were all introduced by one or other of the comedians classed together by Horace—`Eupolis, atque Cratinus Aristophanesque poetae.'

Note by Henry Craik to The Author's Preface from Tale Of A Tub
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