), a Pythagorean philosopher. (Porphyr. Vit. Plot.
20; Euseb. Hist. Eccles.
6.19.) Nemesius (de Anim.
2, p. 35) mentions a work of his περὶ παλιγγενεσίας
, and Origen is said to have diligently studied the works of Cronius. (Suid. s.v. Ὠριγένης
.) Porphyrius also states, that he endeavoured to explain the fables of the Homeric poems in a philosophical manner.
This is all we know about Cronius, although he appears to have been very distinguished among the later Pythagoreans.