Cephalion ( grc-gre|Κεφαλίων) was a Roman historian
of the time of Hadrian
. He wrote a ''History of Assyria'' from the time of Ninus
to that of Alexander the Great
. It was written in the Ionic dialect
, and was divided into nine books, called by the names of the Muses; and as in this he aped Herodotus
, so he is reported to have aimed at resembling Homer
by concealing his birthplace. Hadrian banished him to Sicily where this work was composed.