Aspasius of Rome
He was the son or pupil of the rhetorician Demetrianus. He taught rhetoric in Rome, and filled the chair of rhetoric founded by Vespasian. He was secretary to the emperor Maximinus Thrax. His orations, which were praised for their style, are lost.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Aspasius". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press; This article on Aspasius, the Greek peripatetic philosopher, has a brief paragraph on Aspasius of Rome at the end.
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