2. A Sophist in the second century of the Christian era, the son of Polemon, and grandfather of the Sophist Hermocrates. (Philostr. Vit. Soph.
2.25.2.) His name occurs on the coins of Smyrna, which are figured in Olearius's edition of Philostratus (p. 609). They contain the inscription ΑΤΤΑΔΟΣ ΣΟΦΙΣ. ΤΑΙΣ ΠΑΤΡΙΣΙ ΣΜΥΡ. ΔΑΟΚ
., which is interpreted, " Attalus, the Sophist, to his native cities Smyrna and Laodicea."
The latter is conjectured to have been the place of his birth, the former to have adopted him as a citizen.