), of Argos, one of the earlier Greek logographers (Dict. of Ant.
p. 575a.), who probably lived in the latter half of the sixth century B. C.
He is called the son of Cabras or Scabras, and is reckoned by some among the Seven Wise Men.
Suidas (s. v.
) says, that he wrote Genealogies from bronze tablets, which his father was said to have dug up in his own house. Three books of his Genealogies are quoted, which were for the most part only a translation of Hesiod into prose. (Clem. Strom.
vi. p. 629a.) Like most of the other logographers, he wrote in the Ionic dialect. Plato is the earliest writer by whom he is mentioned. (Symp.
The works which bore the name of Acusilaüs in a later age, were spurious. (s. v. Ἑκαταῖος Μιλήσιος, Ἱστορῆσαι
The fragments of Acusilaüs have been published by Sturtz, Gerae, 1787
; 2nd ed. Lips. 1824
; and in the " Museum Criticum," i. p. 216, &c. Camb. 1826.