), the author of five epigrams in the Greek Anthology (Brunck, Anal.
ii. p. 447; Jacobs, iii. p. 153), is commonly identified with the celebrated Latin poet of the same name; but this seems to be disproved by the titles and contents of two additional epigrams, ascribed to him in the Vatican MS., which are addressed "to the Saviour," and which shew that their author was aChristian. (Jacobs, Paralip.
ap. Anthol. Graec.
xiii. pp. 615-617.)
He is probably the poet whom Evagrius (Hist. Eccl.
1.19) mentions as flourishing under Theodosius II., who reigned A. D. 408-450. The Gigantomachia,
of which a fragment still exists (Iriarte, Catal. MSS. Matrit.
p. 215), and which has been ascribed to the Roman poet, seems rather to belong to this one.
He wrote also, according to the Scholia on the Vatican MS., poems on the history of certain cities of Asia Minor and Syria, πάτρια Ταρσοῦ, Ἀναζάρβου, Βηρύτου, Νικαίας
, whence it has been inferred that he was a native of that part of Asia. (Jacobs, Anth. Graec.
xiii. p. 872.)