2. A rhetorician, who lived in the reign of Hadrian, to whom he addressed a consolatory discourse (παραμυθητικόν
) on the death of Antinous.
He also wrote Περὶ τῶν τῆς λέξεως σχημάτων, Χρειῶν συναγωγή
, and arguments (ὑποθέσεις
to the works of Thucydides and Demosthenes. (Suid. s. v.
He was the father of the rhetorician Alexander, who is hence frequently called Alexander Numenius. [See Vol. I. p. 123a.]