2. Of Miletus, an orator or rhetorician, was the disciple of Isocrates, having been previously a noted flute player (Suid. s.v. Dionys. Halic. Ep. ad Amm.
He wrote a life of the orator Lycurgus, and an epitaph on Lysias; the latter is preserved by the pseudo-Plutarch (Vit. X. Orat.
p. 836), and in the Greek Anthology (Brunck, Anal.
vol. i. p. 184; Jacobs, Anth. Craec.
vol. i. p. 101, vol. xiii. p. 936). Remembering the constant confusion of the names Philiscus
we may safely ascribe to this orator the δημηγορίαι
, which Suidas mentions among the works of the historian Philistus of Syracuse. (Suid. s. v. Φίλιστος ;
it is also to be observed that Suidas, in addition to his article Φίλιστος
, gives a life of the Syracusan historian under the head of Φίλισκος ἢ Φίλιστος
, comp. PHILISTUS). Suidas (s. v. Τίμαιος
) states that the historian Timaeus was a disciple of Philiscus of Miletus; another disciple was Neanthes of Cyzicus (Ruhnken, Hist. Crit. Orat. Graec.
p. lxxxiii., Opusc.
p. 367; Clinton, F. H.
vol. iii. p. 25).