), of Mendae in Sicily, wrote a work on Dionysius, the tyrant of Syracuse, which is referred to by Diogenes Laertius (2.63). Aristotle likewise quotes a work by Polycritus on Sicilian affairs, in poetry (Mirab. Auscult.
112), which is probably the sane work as the one referred to by Diogenes.
It is doubtful whether this Polycritus is the same person as the Polycritus who wrote on the East, and whose work is referred to by Strabo (xv. p.735
), Plutarch (Plut. Alex. 46
), Antigonus of Carystus (100.150, or 135, ed. Westermann), and as one of the writers from whom Pliny compiled the 11 th and 12th books of his Natural History.