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3. Of Athens, a sophist and an epic poet. Suidas, who says that he was surnamed λογομάγειρος, and others state, that he occupied himself with the interpretation of signs.


Not a line of his poems is extant.

On Dreams

He wrote a work on the interpretation of dreams, which is referred to by Artemidorus, Cicero, and others. (Artemid. Oneirocr. 2.14; Cic. de Divin. 1.20, 51, 2.70.)

Other figures named Antiphon

He is unquestionably the same person as the Antiphon who was an opponent of Socrates, and who is mentioned by Xenophon (Memorab. 1.6.1; compare D. L. 2.46 ; Senec. Controv. 9), and must be distinguished from the rhetorician Antiphon of Rhamnus, as well as from the tragic poet of the same name, although the ancients themselves appear to have been doubtful as to who the Antiphon mentioned by Xenophon really was.

Further Information

Ruhnken, Opuscula, i. pp. 148, &c., 169, &c., ed. Friedemann.

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