4. Of SELEUCUS, a philosopher of the Peripatetic school, mentioned by Strabo (xiv. p.670
) as a contemporary of his own.
He was for some time the leading demagogue in his native city, but afterwards came to Rome and became acquainted with L. Licinius Varro Muraena. On the discovery of the plot which the latter, with Fannius Caepio, had entered into against Augustus, Athenaeus accompanied him in his flight.
He was retaken, but pardoned by Augustus, as there was no evidence of his having taken a more active part in the plot.
He is perhaps the same with the writer mentioned by Diodorus. (2.20.)