), an epigrammatic poet, four of whose epigrams are contained in the Greek Anthology (Brunck, Anal.
vol. i. p. 261 ; Jacobs, Anth. Gracec.
vol. i. p. 192.)
He lived earlier than Meleager, in whose Garland
his verses had a place (5.52). We learn from Stephanus that he was a native of Bisanthe in Macedonia, or, according to others, of Amastris or Cromna, in Paphlagonia. (Steph. Byz. s. v. Βισάνθη
One of his epigrams is inscribed Βησαντίνου
in the Palatine and Planudean Anthologies.
He also perhaps wrote an epic poem entitled Heracleia,
for Athenaeus (xi. p. 498e.) quotes an hexameter line from Phaedimus, ἐν πρώτω Ἡρακλείας.
(Schweigh. ad loc.