2. Of Ephesus, an historian.
the Acts of Kings among the Greeks and the Barbarians
Menander wrote the acts of kings among the Greeks and the barbarians (τὰς ἐφ᾽ ἑκάστου τῶν Βασιλέων πράξεις παρὰ τοῖς Ἕλλησι καὶ Βαρβάροις γενομένας
), founded on the native chronicles of the respective countries, as we learn from Josephus, who preserves a considerable fragment of the work respecting Hiram, king of Tyre. (Joseph. c. Apion.
He is also quoted by other authors. (Vossius, de Hist. Graec.,
p. 467, ed. Westermann.)
On Phoenician History
Menander of Pergamus, who wrote on Phoenician history, appears to have been the same person, on account of the resemblance of the fragment quoted from him by Clement of Alexandria (Clem. Al. Strom. i. p. 140
) to that quoted by Josephus. (Comp. Tatian, ad v. Graec.
An historian of the same name, who wrote a work on Cyprus, is quoted in the Etymologicum Magnum, s. v. Σφηκεία
. (Vossius, l.c.