3. Of Lacedaemon, is quoted by Fulgentius (Mythol.
1.1) as the author of a work on Antiquities, in fourteen books, and on the worship of the gods. Whether he is the same as the geographer, Diophantus, who wrote a description of the northern countries (Phot. Bibl. Cod.
250, p. 454b.), which is also quoted by Stephanus of Byzantium (s. v. Ἄβιοι
), or the Diophantus who wrote a work πολιτικά
(Steph. Byz. s. v. Λιβυστῖνοι
), cannot be decided.