1. Of Tarentum, a distinguished athlete and teacher of gymnastics. Pausanias (6.10.2
) calls him the best gymnast of his age, that is, of the period about Ol. 77, or B. C. 470; and Plato also mentions him with great praise (de Leg.
viii. p. 840, Protag.
p. 316, with the Schol.; comp. Lucian, Quomodo Hist. sit conscrib.
35; Aelian, Ael. VH 11.3
He looked upon temperance as the fruit of gymnastic exercises, and was himself a model of temperance. Iamblichus (Vit. Pythag.
36) calls him a Pythagorean, and, according to Themistius (Orat.
xxiii. p. 350, ed. Dindorf), Plato reckoned him among the sophists.