1. ARTABASDA (Ἁρταβάσδης
), of Smyrna, of uncertain but late age, is called in a Vatican manuscript Ἀρταβάσδης, ἀριθμητικος καὶ γεωμέτρης ὁ Ῥαβδᾶ
On the Art of Counting
He was the author of a work on the art of counting with the fingers (Ἔκφρασις τοῦ δακτυλικοῦ μέτρου
This has been published by F. Morel, Paris, 1614
; Possin. Catena Graec. Patrum in Marcum, p. 449, Rome, 1673
, J. A. Fabric. Observ. in varia Loca Novi Testtam., p. 159, Hamb. 1712
; and J. G. Schneider, Eclogae physicae, p. 477.
Schöll, Geschichte der Griechischen Litteratur,
vol. iii. pp. 345-347.