4. A peripatetic philosopher, who' taught at Alexandria, where Proclus was one of his pupils and speedily attracted theattention of Olympiodorus, who was so much attached to him that he wished to betroth his daughter to him. Owing to the rapidity of his utterance and the difficulty of the subjects on which he treated, he was understood by very few. When his lectures were concluded, Proclus used to repeat the topics treated of in them for the benefit of those pupils who were slower in catching the meaning of their master. Olympiodorus had the reputation of being an eloquent man and a profound thinker. Nothing of his has come down to us in a written form. (Marinus, Vita Procli,
100.9 Suidas, s.v. Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. x. p. 628.)