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9. Of METHONE, a sophist or rhetorician, was the son of Palladius, and lived in the reign of Constantine the Great.


Definite Works

He wrote, (Suidas, s. v. Παλλάδιος ; Eudocia Ἰωνιά, Vioetum, s. v. Παλλάδιος Ῥήτωρ, apud Villoison, Anecdot, Graec. p. 352).

Other possible works

It is probable that what Suidas and Eudocia describe as Orationes Diversae are the Μελέται διάφοροι Exercitationes Diversae, which Photius (Bibl. codd. 132-135) had read, and which he describes as far superior in every respect to those of the rhetoricians Aphthonius [APHTHONIUS], Eusebius, and Maximus, of Alexandria.

Lambecius ascribed, but without reason, to this Palladius the work De Gentibus Indiae, &c., published under the name of Palladius of Helenopolis [No. 7].

Confusion with Palladius, the friend of Symmachus

This Palladius of Methone must not be confounded with the Latin rhetorician Palladius, the friend of Symmachus, mentioned by Sidonius Apollinaris.

Further Information

Symmach. Epistol. passim; Sidon. Epistol. lib. v. ep. 10). (Fabric. Bil. Graec. vol. vi. p. 135, vol. x. pp. 113, 716, &c.; Vossius, De Historicis Graec. lib. 4. c.18.

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