), son of Eucrates, the celebrated writer and collector of epigrams, was a native of Gadara in Palestine, and lived about B. C. 60.
There are 131 of his epigrams in the Greek Anthology, written in a good Greek style, though somewhat affected, and distinguished by sophistic acumen and amatory fancy. (Brunck, Anal.
vol. i. pp. 1-38; Jacobs, Anth. Graec.
vol. i. pp. 1-40, vol. xiii. pp. 639, 698, 915, 916; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. iv. pp. 416-420.)
Besides the various editions of the Greek Anthology
, there are separate editions of the epigrams of Meleager, for which see Fabricius.
An account of his Στέφανος
, or collection of epigrams, is given under PLANUDES.