or DERCYLLUS (Δερκύλος
), a very ancient Greek writer, mentioned several times in connexion with Agias, the latter being a different person probably from the author of the Νόστοι
, with whom Meineke identifies him. We find the following works of Dercylus referred to : 1. Ἀργολικά
. 2. Ἰταλικά
. 3. Αἰτολικά
. 4. Κτίσεις
. 5. Σατυρικά
, apparently on the fables relating to the Satyrs. 6. Περὶ ὀρῶν
. 7. Περὶ λίθων
The exact period at which he flourished is uncertain. (Plut. Par. Min. 17, 38, de Fluv.
8, 10, 19, 22; Athen. 3.86
f.; Clem. Al. Strom. i. p. 139
, ed. Sylb.; Schol. ad Eur.
Troad. 14; Meineke, Hist. Crit. Corm. Graec.