Aelius Aristides


Statue of Aelius Aristides in The Vatican
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Other names/monikers: "Publius Aelius Aristides Theodorus"

Born: 117AD

Died: 181AD

Description: Publius Aelius Aristides Theodorus was a Greek orator and author considered to be a prime example of the Second Sophistic, a group of celebrated and highly influential orators who flourished from the reign of Nero until c. 230 CE. More than fifty of his orations and other works survive, dating from the reigns of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius.