). A grammarian, a native of Amphipolis, who
flourished in the time of Philip of Macedon. He was celebrated for the asperity with which he
assailed Homer (Ὁμηρομάστιξ
), and his name became
proverbial for a captious and malignant critic (V. H.
xi. 10). See Spindler,
De Zoïlo Homeromastige Qui Vocatur
, 2 pts. (1888- 89).