1. A sophist and rhetorician a native of Agrigentum.
He was a disciple of Gorgias (or, according to other authorities, of Licymnius, Schol. ad Plat. Phacdr.
p. 812), and wrote a work on rhetoric, called by Suidas Τέχνη
, as also a genealogy of the Greeks and barbarians who were engaged in the Trojan war, with an account of their several fites; a catalogue of the ships, and a work Περὶ Λέξεων.
He is introduced by Plato as an interlocutor in the Gorgias. (Suidas, s.v. Philostr. Vit. Sophist.
1.13, with the note of Olearius ; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. ii. p. 801.)