2. Of Rhodes, an historical writer, who is quoted by Diogenes Laertius (2.84) as an authority for the statement, that Aristippus wrote nothing.
It is therefore inferred, with much probability, that he is the same as the Sosicrates whose work upon the Succession of the Philosophers
is quoted by Athenaeus (iv. p. 163f, Σωσικράγης ἐν τρίτψ φιλοσόφων διαδοχῆς
He also wrote a work on the history of Crete, Κρητικά
, which is frequently quoted. (Strab. x. p.474
; Ath. vi. p. 261e. et alib.
) He flourished after Hermippus and before Apollodorus, and therefore between B. C. 200 and B. C. 128. (Clinton, F. H.
vol. iii. p. 565.)
There appear to have been other writers of the name; such as Sosicrates Phanagorites, whose Ἠοῖοι
is quoted by Athenaeus (xiii. p. 590. b.) ; and a certain Sosicrates quoted by Fulgentius Planciades (s. v. Nefrendes
The passage of a Sosicrates of Cyzicus, cited by Fulgentius (Myth.
2.13, is evidently copied from a quotation made by Diogenes Laertius from the Succession of Philosophers.
The name is sometimes confounded with Socrates.
(Vossius, de Hist. Graec.
p. 500, ed. Westermann; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. ii. p. 873, vol. vi. p. 138.)