Herodes Atticus (Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodes)hĭrō´dāz ăt´ĭkəs [key], c.101–c.177, Greek Sophist, rhetorician, and patron of learning, b. Marathon. A great public benefactor, he used his fortune to adorn Athens and other Greek cities. One speech, doubtfully attributed to him, is extant. The name also appears as Atticus Herodes.
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