3. A Pythagorean philosopher, of whose personal history nothing is known.
He wrote a work entitled βίον Δεράπεια
, treating of practical ethics, parts of which are still extant, in the form of a selection, entitled γνωμικὰ ὁμοιώματα
, from which we may infer that the whole work must have been of the highest order of excellence.
The extant portion of it was first printed by Lucas Holstenius in his collection of the ancient writers on practical morals, Rome, 1638, 8vo., Lugd. Bat. 1639, 12mo.
; then by Gale, in his Opusc. Mythol. Cant. 1670, 8vo., Amst. 1688, 8vo.
, also with the Oxford edition of Maximus Tyrius, 1677, 12mo.
, and with Wetstein's Epictetus, Amst. 1750, 12mo.
; in a separate form by J. Swedberg, Stockholm, 1682, 8vo.
, and more correctly by I. A. Schier, Lips. 1754, 8vo.
, and lastly by J. C. Orelli, in his Opusc. Graec. Vet. Sentent. Lips. 1819, 8vo.