), a Sybarite of the vilest character, and the author of an obscene work.
He is mentioned by Lucian (Adv. Indoctums,
100.23, and, according to the conjecture of Solanus, Pseudolog.
It is thought that he is the writer referred to in a passage of Ovid (Ov. Tr. 2.417
), and, if the common reading of the passage is correct, he appears to have flourished not long before that poet. But Heinsius (ad loc.
) conjectures that for "nuper" we should read " turpem," in which case, the age of Hemitheon remains undetermined. If it is to him that Ovid refers, it may be gathered that his work was a poem, entitled Sybaritis.
100.15; Fabric. Bibl. Gr.
vol. viii. p. 159.)