An Athenian, surnamed Περιηγητής
, wrote a description of the works of art in the Acropolis at Athens, which is quoted under the various titles, Περὶ ἀκροπόλεως
, Περὶ τῶν Ἀθήνῃσι τριπόδων
, and de Atheninsium Anathematis.
This work was one of the authorities for Pliny's account of the Greek artists. Heliodorus lived after the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, at least if he be the person meant in the first passage of Athenaeus now referred to. (Athen. 2.45
c. vi. p. 229e. ix. p. 406c.; Suid., Phot., Harpocrat. s.. vv. Θετταλός
; Plin. Elench. in Lib.
xxxiii. xxxiv. xxxv.)
He is also apparently mentioned in a passage of I lutarch as the author of a work Περὶ μνημάτων
(Vit. X. Orat.
p. 849c), but in that passage we should probably read Διόδωρος
. (Vossius, de Hist. Graec.
p. 448, ed. Westermann.)