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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature
Apel´les, a Christian at Rome, whom Paul salutes in his Epistle to the Church there (Romans 16:10), and calls 'approved in Christ,' i.e. an approved Christian. According to the old church traditions Apelles was one of the seventy disciples, and bishop either of Smyrna or Heracleia.
Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Apelles'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/a/apelles.html.