). A Greek historian, son of the historian
Dinon. He flourished about B.C. 300, and was the author of a great work, in at least twelve
books, upon Alexander the Great. He was notoriously untrustworthy, and inclined to believe in
the marvellous; his style was turgid and highly rhetorical; but his narrative was so
interesting that he was the most popular of all the writers on Alexander. The Romans were very
fond of his book, which was indeed the main authority for the narratives of Diodorus, Trogus
Pompeius, and Q. Curtius. A number of fragments of it still survive.