For the Egyptian god, see Horus
Horus (fl. 4th century) was a Cynic philosopher and Olympic boxer who was victorious at the Olympic games in Antioch in 364.
He was born in Egypt, and was a son of Valens and a brother of Phanes. He was originally a student of rhetoric and an athlete and was a victor at the Olympic games in Antioch in 364, probably as a boxer. He was also commended in that year, together with his brother, to Maximus praefectus Aegypti, and Eutocius. He later turned to Cynic philosophy. He appears as an interlocutor in Macrobius's Saturnalia, (dramatic date 384) and was a friend of Symmachus who commended him to Nicomachus Flavianus.
- ^ Libanius, Ep. 1278
- ^ Macrobius, Sat. i. 7. 3
- ^ Libanius, Ep. 1278; 1279
- ^ Macrobius, Sat. vii. 7. 8; 17. 14, etc
- ^ Symmachus, Ep. ii. 39
- Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, John Robert Martindale, J. Morris, (1971), The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, page 445. Cambridge University Press
- R. Bracht Branham, Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé, (2000), The Cynics: The Cynic Movement in Antiquity and its Legacy, page 396. University of California Press