father of the historian Clitarchus
himself the author of a history of Persia, frequently referred to by the ancient
writers—e. g. Nepos (
), Plutarch (
, et saep.), Aelian (H. A.
xvii. 10), and
Diogenes Laertius (i. 8). He flourished about 275 B.C. Only fragments of his history survive.