1. Ammianus Marcellinus mentions an officer of this name who commanded (A. D. 365) a body of troops sent by Procopius to oppose the forces of the emperor Valens, against whom he had revolted. Hyperechius had previously been " castrensis apparitor," or, as some have proposed to read the words, " gastrensis apparitor," sc. "ventris vel gulae minister;" and Arinthaeus, the general of Valens,despising him too much to engage him in the field, induced the soldiers of Hyperechius to seize their general. Valesius thinks that the Hyperechius, son of Maximus, whom Libanius praises for his talents, and for whom he endeavoured to obtain the office of praeses of one of the provinces, is the Hyperechius of Ammianus; but this is perhaps hardly consistent with the contemptuous manner in which the latter speaks of him. An Hyperechius, apparently the same as the friend of Libanius, appears among the correspondents of Basil of Caesareia (Epist.
367, or ed. Bened. 328), and is mentioned by Gregory of Nazianzen with great praise (Epist.
234, or in Caillau's ed. 134, written about A. D. 382).
A person of the same nanle, and perhaps the same person, was comes rerum privatarum A. D. 397 (Cod, Theod 7. tit. 13.12; 10. tit. 1.14); and an Hyperechius, probably also the same, is mentioned in the letters of Symmachus. (Amm. Marc. 26.8
, with the notes of Valesius; Libanius, Epist.
1285, 1286, et alibi,
ed. Wolf; Greg. Nazianz. Opera,
vol. ii. p. 113, ed. Caillau, Paris, 1840; Basil. Opera,
vol. iii. pars 2, p. 655, ed. Paris, 1839; Gothof. Prosop. Cod. Tleodos.;
Tillemont, Hist. des Emp.