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Hierocles

3. Of Hyllarima in Caria, is mentioned by Stephanus Byzantius (s. v. Ὑλλάριμα), and from an athlete turned philosopher. Whether he is the same as the Stoic who is spoken of by Gellius (9.5), cannot be decided. Vossius (de Hist. Graec. p. 453, &c., ed. Westermann) conjectures that he is the same as Hierocles the author of a work entitled Oeconomicus, from which some extracts are preserved in Stobaeus (Flor. 84.20, 23, 85.21, 79.53, 39.34-36, 67.21-24), and that he also was the author of a work on justice (Stob. 8.19). though the name is there perhaps a mistake for Hierax. (Comp. 5.60, 9.56-59, 10.77, 78, 93.39.) There is also a Hierocles, of whom there is still extant a commentary on the golden verses of Pythagoras, and who may be the same as the one of Hyllarima. Suidas, it is true, calls him an Alexandrian, but this may be only because he studied philosophy at Alexandria. (Comp. No. 5.) Vossius goes still further, and identifies him with the Hierocles who compared Apollonius of Tyana with Jesus Christ, in a work to which Eusebius wrote a reply (see No. 4) : it is, however, not impossible that Hierocles of Hyllarima may be the same as the one alluded to by Apostolius. (Proverb. 8.20, 11.90.)

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