3. Suidas mentions a third writer of the name of Tyrannion, a Messenian, who wrote a work on augury (οἰωνοσκοπικά
) in tree books, and some other works.
A work Περὶ τοῦ σκολιοῦ μέτρου
is ascribed by Suidas (s. v. σκολιόν
) to a writer named Tyrannion, and stated to have been written at the suggestion of Caius Caesar. If this notice is correct, and the Tyrannrion meant is the second of that name, he must have reached a very advanced age when he commenced this treatise, even supposing him to have been young when he was brought to Rome.