2. Of Sicily, a rhetorician, the pupil of Gorgias, and the teacher of Polus, and the authority of a work on rhetoric, entitled τεχνή
He is mentioned by Plato (Phaedr.
p. 267; comp. the scholia and Heindorf's note), and is quoted by Aristotle (Aristot. Rh. 3.2
) and by Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Lys.
p. 82, 36; De Thuc. Idiom.
p. 133, 31, 148,. 1; Dem.
179, 31, ed. Sylburg. et alib.
). Dionysius frequently mentions the characteristics of his style, which was smooth and elegant, but somewhat affected, abounding in exactly balanced antitheses.
In grammar he gave much attention to the classification of nouns. (Spengel, Συναγωγ. τεχν
pp. 88, &c.; Schneidewin, in the Götting. G. A.