), accompanied Dion into Sicily, and fought on his side. On one occasion, when Dion had been wounded while fighting against the mercenaries of Dionysius, and was obliged to retire from the combat, he appointed Timonides to the command of his troops.
The history of Dion's wars in Sicily was related by Timonides in some letters to the philosopher Speusippus, which are quoted by Plutarch and Diogenes Laertius. (Plut. Dion.
cc. 22, 30, 31, 35; D. L. 4.5
, where Τιμωνίδης
must be read mstead of Σιμωνίδης
; C. Müller, Fragam. Historic. Graec.
vol. ii. p. 83, Paris, 1848.) The Scholiast on Theocritus (1.63
) quotes a work on Sicily by Simonides, where Timonides is probably likewise the correct reading.
In the article SIMONIDES (p. 836b) an error has been committed, which may be corrected from the preceding account.