2. A philosopher, also a native of Halicarnassus, who wrote two books "On Dreams" (Περὶ ὀνείρων
, Suidas, s.v.
This must be the Panyasis, whom Arteniodorus refers to in his Oneirocritica
(1.64, 2.35), and whom he expressly calls a Halicarnassian. Tzschirner conjectures that the passage of Duris above referred to has reference to this Panyasis ; that the poet had a son named Diodes, and that the philosopher was therefore a grandson of the poet, and was called a Samian by Duris from his residence in that island. That Suidas has confounded the two persons, as he frequently does, seems probable from his calling the poet τερατοσκόπος
, an epithet which would be much more appropriate to the philosopher, who wrote upon dreams.