Ariste'ides, P. Aelius or Aelius Theodorus
（*)Aristei/dhs), surnamed THEODORUS, one of the most celebrated Greek rhetoricians of the second century after Christ, was the son of Eudaemon, a priest of Zeus, and born at Adriani in Mysia, according to some in A. D. 129, and according to others in A. D. 117.
He shewed extraordinary talents even in his early youth, and devoted himself with an almost unparalleled zeal to the study of rhetoric, which appeared to him the worthiest occupation of a man, and along with it he cultivated poetry as an amusement. Besides the rhetorician Herodes Atticus, whom he heard at Athens, he also received instructions from Aristocles at Pergamus, from Polemon at Smyrna, and from the grammarian Alexander of Cottyaeum. (Philostr. Vit. Sopsh. 2.9; Suidas, s. v. *)Aristei/dhs Aristeid. Orat. fun. in Alex. p. 80, ed. Jebb.)
After being sufficiently prepared for his profession, he travelled for some time, and visited various places in Asia, Africa, especially Egypt,