2. Of Nysa, a relation (ἀνεψιός
) of the former, He was younger than the former, distinguished himself as a grammarian and rhetorician, and is mentioned among the instructors of Pompey the Great. During the earlier period of his life he taught rhetoric at Nysa and Rhodes; in his later years he resided at Rome and instructed the sons of Pompey in grammar. (Strab. xiv. p.650
.) One of these two grammarians wrote an historical work (ἱστορίαι
), the first book of which is quoted by Parthenius (Erot.
8), but whether it was the work of the elder or the younger Aristodemus, and what was the subject of it, cannot be decided. (Comp. Varr. de Ling. Lat.
10.75, ed. Miller; Schol. ad Hom. Il.