), a Greek writer of uncertain date, wrote a work upon the history of Crete, which on account of its excellence was called Δέλτα
, inasmuch as, says Ptolemy Hephaestion (ap. Phot. Cod.
190, p. 151b. Bekk.), the Cretans called that which is good Δέλτον
. (Aelian, Ael. NA 17.35
; Plut. de Mal. Herod.