7. A brother of Menander Protector, lived in the time of the emperor Mauritius.
History beginning with the death of Agathias
He wrote a history beginning with the death of Agathias. (Suid s. v. Μένανδρος
; Codinus, de Orig. Constant.
p. 26; Malalas, Chron.
i. p. 200.)
It should be observed that in MSS. and early editions the name of Herodotus is frequently confounded with Herodorus and Heliodorus.
On the Life of Homer
Whether the work Περὶ τῆς ῾ομήρου Βιοτῆς
, is the production of a grammnarian of the name of Herodotus, or whether the author's name is a mere invention, it is impossible to say; thus much only we know, that some of the ancients themselves attributed it to Herodotus the historian.
Steph. Byz. s. v. Νέον τεῖχος
; Suid. s. v. Ὅμηρος
; Eustath. ad Hom. Il.