1. An Attidographer.
The author of an Atthis (Ἀτθίς
), or a history of Attica, against which Philochorus wrote his Atthis, from which we may infer that Demon lived either shortly before or at the time of Philochorus. (Plut. Thes
19, 23; Athen. 3.96
; Suid. s.v. τριτοπάτορες
He is probably the same as the author of a work on proverbs (περὶ παροιμιῶν
), of which some fragments are still extant, (Steph. s. v. Δωδώνη
; Harpocrat. s. v. Μυσῶν λείαν
; Hesych. s. v. Οἰναῖοι
; Photius, passim; Suidas, s. v. Δωδωναῖον
; Schol. ad Aristoph. Plut.
442 ; Schol. ad Hom. Od.
16.233; ad Pind. Nem.
7.155, ad Eurip. Rhes.
248; Zenob. Proverb.
5.52; Apostol. vii 44, 13.36, 17.28, 20.27; Arsenius, Viol.
pp. 186, 463).
; Harpocrat. s. v. προκώνια
The fragments of the works of Demon are collected in Siebelis Phanodemus (Demonis, Clitodemi et Istri) Ἀτθίδων et relig. Fragm., Leipzig, 1812.
See especially p. vii. &c., and p. 17, &c., and in C. and Th. Müller, Fragm. Hist. Graec.
p. 378, &c. Comp. p. lxxxvii. &c.