1. Of Cos, the son of Epicharmus, and grandson of Thyrsus. Like several of that family he addicted himself partly to the study of the Pythagorean philosophy, partly to the science of medicine.
He wrote a treatise upon the works of Epicharmus, in which, on the authority of Epicharmus and Pythagoras himself, he maintained that the Doric.was the proper dialect of the Orphic hymns. Metrodorus flourished about B. C. 460. (Iamblich. Vit. Pyth.
100.34. p. 467, ed. Kiessling; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. i. p. 852; Bode, Gesch. der Hellen. Dichtkunst,
vol. i. p. 190.)