), was, according to Suidas (s. v.
), an epic poet, a native of Ilium, who lived before Homer, in the time of the Trojan war, and wrote an Iliad, from which Homer borrowed the argument of his poem.
He also, according to the same authority, sang the war of Dardanus with the Paphlagonians.
He is likewise said to have been a pupil of Palamedes, and to have written in the Doric characters invented by the latter. (Suidas, s.v. Eudocia, p. 271; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.