A Greek geographer of Athens, whose time cannot be determined with certainty, but who
probably belonged to the older period of Athenian literature. He was the author of a
, which was divided into two parts—one on Asia and the
other on Europe.
Of Tarentum, having been sent as ambassador to Rome, he persuaded his countrymen, who were
there detained as hostages, to make their escape, which they effected by his aid; but, having
been overtaken at Terracina, they were brought back to Rome, scourged, and thrown from the