Himerius

, a Greek sophist and grammarian, who flourished under the emperors Constantius and Julian, and was living, after the death of the latter, in the year 303, was a native of Prusias in Bithynia, and a rival of Anatolius and Proaeresius, after whose death he established himself in the school of rhetoric at Athens. Eunapius, who writes some account of him, commends his style, which was formed on that of Aristides. He delighted in making clandestine attacks upon the Christians. Photius describes his declamations, and gives some extracts; but a copy of them has been found, and an edition published by Wernsdorf in 1790, under the title “Himerii Sophisuc eclogae et declamationes,” Gr. Lat. Gottingen, 8vo. 2

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Cave, vol. 1. Lardner’s Works. Saxi. Onomast.