7. Of ATHENS, a sophist and rhetorician, lived in the time of the emperor Severus, and was a pupil of Adrianus.
He distinguished himself by his forensic eloquence, and taught rhetoric at Athens at the same time with Heracleides.
He was appointed by the emperor to the chair of political eloquence, with a salary of one talent.
He held several high offices in his native place, and distinguished himself no less as a statesman n and diplomatist than as a rhetorician. His declamations are said to have excelled those of many of his predecessors in dignity, beauty, and propriety; but he was often vehement and rythmical. (Philostr. Vit. Soph.
2.20; Eudoc. p. 57, &c.)