minor literary persons.
1. At the conclusion of his life of the celebrated philosopher of Chalcedon, Diogenes Laertius (4.15) mentions five other persons of the name.
The first of them was a very ancient writer on Tactics (τακτικός
). Menagius (ad loc.
) identifies him with the Xenocrates mentioned by Strabo (xii. p.550
) as the instructor of Hecataeus of Miletus, and Menecrates of Elaea. (See also Ukert, Untersuchungen über die Geograophie des Hecataeus und Damastes,
Vimar. 1814, 8vo. pp. 5, foll. n. 4.)