2. Of Babylon, whose epigram, attacking the grammarians of the school of Aristarchus, is quoted by Athenaeus (v. p. 222), and is included in the Greek Anthology. (Brunck, Anal.
vol. ii. p. 65; Jacobs, Anth. Graec.
vol. ii. p. 64.) From the subject of this epigram it may be safely inferred that this Herodicus of Babylon was the same person as the grammarian Herodieus, whom Athenaeus (v. p. 219 c.) calls the Crateteian
), and who is quoted by the Scholiast on Homer (H.
13.29, 20.53) as differing from Aristarchus. (Comp. Athen. 5.192
. b.) His time cannot be certainly fixed, but in all probability he was one of the immediate successors of (Crates of Mallus, and one of the chief supporters of the critical school of Crates against the followers of Aristarchus.
He wrote a work on comedy, entitled Κωμῳδούμενα
, after the example of the Τραγῳδούμενα
of Asclepiades Tragilensis. (Athen. 13.586
a. p. 591c.; Harpocrat. s. v. Σινώπη
; Schol. in Aristoph. Vesp.
1231, where the common reading Ἁρμόδιος
should be changed to Ἡρόδικος
.) Athenaeus (viii. p. 340e.) also refers to his σύμμικτα ὑπομνήματα
, and in. another passage (v. p. 215f.) to his books Πρὸς τὸν Φιλοσωκράτην
. (Ionsius, de Script. Hist. Phil.
2.13; Wolf, Proleg.
p. cclxxvii. not. 65; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. i. p. 515; Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec.
pp. 13, 14; Jacobs, Anth. Graec.
vol. xiii. p. 903; Vossius, de Hist. Graec.
pp. 182, 183, ed. Westermann.)