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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
of Gadara, a Greek rhetorician, who flourished during the 3rd century A.D. After studying at Smyrna, he taught at Athens, and gained such a reputation that he was raised to the consulship by the emperor Maximinus (235-238). He was the friend of Philostratus, the author of the Lives of the Sophists, who speaks of his wonderful memory and accuracy. Two rhetorical treatises by him are extant: TEXvn p17TOpt0, a handbook of rhetoric greatly interpolated, a considerable portion being taken from the Rhetoric of Longinus; and a smaller work, IIEpi xmaan cr/ vcov 7rpoOX17µarwwv, on Propositions maintained figuratively.
Editions by Bake, 1849; Spengel-Hammer in Rhetores Graeci, ii. (1894); see also Hammer, De Apsine Rhetore (1876); Volkmann, Rhetorik der Griechen and Romer (1885).
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Apsines'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/a/apsines.html. 1910.