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Proae'resius （*Proaire/sios), distinguished teacher of rhetoric, was a native of Armenia, born about A. D. 276, of good connections, though poor. He came to Antioch to study under the rhetorician Ulpian. Having soon risen to high distinction in his school, he removed to Athens, where he placed himself under Julian, then seated in the chair of rhetoric. There came along with him from Antioch his friend Hephaestion. A fact told by Eunapius in his life of Proaeresius (Vit. Soph. vol. i. p. 73, ed. Boissonade), illustrates both the poverty and the zeal of these youths. They had between them but one change of raiment (i(ma/tion kai\ tribw/nion), and three thin, faded blankets (strw/mata). When Proaeresius went forth to the public schools, his friend lay in bed working his exercises, and this they did alternately. Proaeresius soon acquired a high place in his master's esteem, of which, as well as his own merit, a singular proof is given by Eunapius (ibid. p. 71,&c.). On the death of Julian