4. A Roman senator, who wrote a work on fishing (ἁλιευτικά
in twenty-six books, one on aquatic divination (περὶ γῆς ἐνύδρου μανρτικῆς
), and other miscellaneous works connected with history. (Suid. s. v. Δαμόστρατος
; Aelian, Ael. NA 13.21
He is probably the same person from whose history, meaning perhaps a natural history, Pliny quotes (H. N.
37.6), and the same also as Demostratus of Apameia, the second book of whose work "On Rivers" (περὶ ποταμῶν
) Plutarch quotes. (De Fluv.
13; comp. Eudoc. p. 128; Phot. Bibl.
Cod. clxi.; Vossius, de Hist. Graec.
pp. 427, 428, ed. Westermann.)