5. A native of Naucratis in Egypt.
He was a man of distinction in his native city, but in consequence of the civil commotions there removed, while still young, to Athens.
There he placed himself under the instructions of Adrianus, and afterwards himself taught eloquence, and had Philostratus as one of his pupils.
He possessed several houses in and near Athens, and imported considerable quantities of merchandise from Egypt, which he disposed of wholesale to the ordinary vendors.
After the death of his wife and son he took a concubine, to whom he entirely surrendered the control of his household, and in consequence of her mismanagement, reaped considerable discredit.
It was his practice, if any one paid down 100 drachmae at once, to allow him admission to all his lectures.
He also had a library, of which he allowed his pupils to make use.
In the style of his discourses he imitated Hippias and Gorgias.
He was remarkable for the tenacity of his memory, which he retained even in extreme old age. (Philostr. Vit. Procli,
p. 602, &c. ed. Olearius.)