), a Greek POET, who lived in the reign of the emperor Theodosius II.
He wrote an epic poem on the insurrection of the Goths under Gainas (A. D. 400), which he called Γαινία
, and is said to have read in A. D. 438 to the emperor, who received it with great approbation. (Socrat. Hist. Eccles.
6.6; Nicephor. 12.6.) Who this Ammonius was, and whether the lines quoted in the Etymologicum Magnum (s.v. Μίναντος
) from one Ammonius, and the two epigrams in the Anthologia Graeca (3.3, p. 841, ed. Jacobs), which bear the same name, belong to him, is uncertain.