), a Milesian and a disciple of Aristotle, was the author of a work on the history of his native city.
The two passages of Athenaeus (xii. p. 540d., xiv. p. 655b.), in which this work is quoted, must be assimilated to one another either by reading Κλύτος
in the first or Κλεῖτος
in the second, for it is clear that reference is made in both to the same author and the same treatise.
In the passage of Diogenes Laertius (1.25),--καὶ αὐτὸς δέ φησιν, ὡς Ἡρακλείδης ἱστορεῖ
.,--Menagius proposes, with much show of probability, the substitution of Κλύτος
, as a notice of Thales would naturally find a place in an account of Miletus.
It does not appear what ground there is for the assertion of Vossius (de Hist. Graec.
p. 91, ed. Westermann), that Clytus accompanied Alexander
on his expedition.
The passage in Valerius Maximus to which he refers (9.3, extern.
§ 1), speaks only of the Cleitus who was murdered by the king.