), or DINON, father of Cleitarchus, the historian of Alexander's
He wrote a history of Persia, to which C. Nepos (Con.
5) refers as the most trustworthy authority on the subject.
He had, however, a large fund of credulity, if we may trust Pliny. (H. N.
He is quoted also in the following passages:--Plut. Alex. 36
1, 6, 9, 10, 13, 19, 22, Them.
27; Athen. 2.67
b., iv. p. 146c., xi. p. 503f., xiii. pp. 556, b., 560, f, 609, a., xiv. pp. 633, d., 652, b.; Cic. de Div.
1.23; Ael. NA 17.10
, V. H.
vii. i.; D. L. 1.8
, in which two passages we also find the erroneous reading Δίων