1. Of Laranda in Lycia according to Suidas, in Lycaonia according to Strabo and Stephanus Byzantinus.
He lived in the reign of the emperor Severus, between A. D. 194 and 211.
He is mentioned by Suidas (s. v.) as an epic poet. We infer from Stephanus Byzantinus (s. v. *)Usta/spai) that he wrote a poem called *)Alecandrei/as, "On the deeds of Alexander," to which Suidas probably refers. Suidas also mentions that he was the father of the poet Peisander. Tryphiodorus, as we learn from Eustathius in the prooemium to the Odyssey, wrote an Odyssey leipogra/mmaton, wanting the letter s throughout. Similarly, Nestor, we learn from Suidas, wrote the Iliad, omitting in each book the letter indicating its number, as in the first book, the letter a, in the second, the letter b, and so on with the rest.
He wrote also a poem entitled *Metamorfw/seis. Four fragments of his writings are inserted in the Anthologia Graeca (vol. iii. p. 54, ed. Jacobs).
The fourth of these