Herodes Atticus

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Herodes Atticus (Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodes) (hĬrō´dāz ăt´Ĭkəs), 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.