aditions respecting Onomacritus himself, as, for example, that he made interpolations in Homer as well as in Musaeus (Schol. in Horn. Od. 11.604 * For an elaborate discussion of the relation of Onomacritus to the literary history of the Homeric poems, see Nitzsch, Erklärende Anmerkungen zu Humer's Odyssee, vol. iii. pp. 336, &c.), and that he was the real author of some of the poems which went under the name of Orpheus.
The account of Herodotus fixes the date of Onomacritus to about B. C. 520-485, and shows the error of those ancient writers who placed him as early as the fiftieth Olympiad, B. C. 580. (Clem. Al. Strom. i. p. 143, Sylb.; Tatian. ad v. Graec. 62, p. 38, Worth.)
The account of Herodotus, respecting the forgeries of Onomacritus, is confirmed by Pausanias, who speaks of certain verses (e)/ph), which were ascribed to Musaeus, but which, in his opinion, were composed by Onomacritus, for that there was nothing which could be ascribed with certainty to Musaeus, except the hymn