29. A PLATONIC philosopher who lived in the reign of Ptolemy Dionysus, about B. C. 85. (Lucian, de Calumn.
He was opposed to the extravagant luxuries of the court of Ptolemy, and was charged with drinking water and not appearing in woman's dress at the Dionysia.
He was punished by being compelled publicly to drink a quantity of wine and to appear in woman's clothes.
He is probably the same as the Demetrius mentioned by M. Aurelius Antoninus (8.25), whom Gataker confounds with Demetrius Phalereus.