Theagenes of Rhegium
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Theagenes of Rhegium (Θεαγένης ὁ Ῥηγῖνος) was a Greek literary critic of the 6th century BC. He is noted for having defended the mythology of Homer, from more rationalist attacks. In so doing he became an early proponent of the allegorical method of reading texts.
All that he wrote is lost to contemporary history.Information about his life has been available in the existing documents written by his contemporaries,and of those of future generations,these having felt his influence.