), of Samos, the disciple of Theophrastus, and the brother of the historian Duris, was a contemporary of Menander, and his rival in comic poetry.
He survived Menander, upon whom he wrote a book.
He seems to have been more distinguished as a grammarian and historian than as a comic poet; for, while only one of his comedies is mentioned (the Κένταυρος
), we have the titles of the following works of his: -- Αἰγυπτιακά, Ἀπομνημονεύματα, Ἀποφσέγμαρα, Ἐπιστολαί δειπνητικαί, τέχνη ὀψωνητική
. (Suid. s.v. Athen. 8.337
d., et passim ; Plut. Demetr. 27
; Vossius, de Hist. Graec.
p. 134, ed. Westermann; Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec.
p. 458; Clinton, Fast. Hell.
vol. iii. p. 498.)