active in the 3rd cent. BC;
Greek historian; representative of the so-called tragic, or mimetic, school of historiography (by means of sophisticated literary techniques).
His works are only extant in fragments. They were not only used as source material by later historians, but also seen as exponents of a narrative culture, as evident in the reception of the Deipnosophistaí by Athenaeus  , which transmits the largest proportion of fragments (cf. also the more recent translations).