), a Greek sophist of Smyrna, who lived during the latter half of the second century after Christ.
He was a pupil of Aristocles, and according to others of Polemon also.
He was invited to Rome, and raised there to the chair of professor of eloquence. For a time he was appointed to superintend or instruct the actors, (τοὺς ἀμφὶ τὸν Διόνυσον τεχνίτας
), which office lie is said to have managed with great wisdom.
He distinguished himself as an orator and especially in panegyric oratory.
He had a son who died before him at Rome, and with whom he desired to be buried after his death. No specimens of his oratory have come down to us. (Philostr. Vit. Soph.
2.16; Eudoc. p. 164; Osann, Inscript. Syllog.