9. Of METHONE, a sophist or rhetorician, was the son of Palladius, and lived in the reign of Constantine the Great.
(Suidas, s. v. Παλλάδιος ;
, Vioetum, s. v. Παλλάδιος ὁ Ῥήτωρ
, apud Villoison, Anecdot, Graec.
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.
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.