3. Of Messene, a Peripatetic philosopher, whose age is uncertain, some placing him three centuries before and others two centuries after Christ. But if the statement is correct, that he was the teacher of Alexander Aphrodisias (Cyrill. c. Jul. ii. p. 61), he must have lived about the beginning of the third century after Christ.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890