5. An historian mentioned by Josephus (J. AJ 10.11.2
) as having written accounts of India and Phoenicia; and again (c. Apion.
1.20, p. 1343, ed. Hudson) as having written in his history of the siege of Tyre.
It is probable that it was in consequence of being confounded with this writer that Philostratus the biographer was sometimes called the Tyrian. Even Vossius, through singular inadvertence, thinks that Josephus refers to the writer of the life of Apollonius (de Hist. Graec. l.c.
). at which passage Westermann, correcting the mistake, suggests that this writer is alluded to by Cassianus Bassus. (Geopon.