3. Of Samos, a Greek historian, who is mentioned only by Plutarch. (Sol.
There are several passages in which authors of the name of Evanthes are referred to; but, their native countries not being stated, it is uncertain whether those passages refer to any of the three Evanthes here specified, or to other persons of the same name. Thus Pliny (Plin. Nat. 8.22
) quotes one Evanthes whom he calls inter auctores Graeciae son spretus,
and from whose work he gives a statement respecting some religious rite observed in Areadia. One might therefore be inclined to think him the same as the Evanthes who is quoted by the Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius (1.1063, 1065) as the author of μυθικά
. Athenaeus (vii. p. 296) speaks of an epic poet Evanthes, of whose productions he mentions a hymn to Glaucus.