SYVARIS (Ancient city) PUGLIA
Diocles. Of Sybaris, a Pythagorean philosopher (Iamb. Vit. Pyth. 36), who must be distinguished from another Pythagorean, Diodes of Phlius, who is mentioned by Iamblichus (Vit. Pythag. 35) as one of the most zealous followers of Pythagoras. The latter Diocles was still alive in the time of Aristoxenus (Diog. Laert. viii. 46), but further particulars are not known about him.
Hemitheon, a Sybarite of the vilest character, and the author of an obscene work. He is mentioned by Lucian (Adv. Indoctums, c. 23, and, according to the conjecture of Solanus, Pseudolog. c. 3). It is thought that he is the writer referred to in a passage of Ovid (Trist. ii. 417), and, if the common reading of the passage is correct, he appears to have flourished not long before that poet. But Heinsius (ad loc.) conjectures that for "nuper" we should read " turpem," in which case, the age of Hemitheon remains undetermined. If it is to him that Ovid refers, it may be gathered that his work was a poem, entitled Sybaritis. (Politian, Miscellanea, c. 15; Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. viii.)
This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Nov 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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