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APOLLONIUS MOLON (sometimes called simply Molon),
a Greek rhetorician, who flourished about 70 B.C. He was a
native of Alabanda, a pupil of Menecles, and settled at Rhodes.
He twice visited Rome as an ambassador from Rhodes, and
Cicero and Caesar took lessons from him. He endeavoured
to moderate the florid Asiatic style and cultivated an “Atticizing”
tendency. He wrote on Homer, and, according to Josephus,
violently attacked the Jews.
See C. Müller, Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum, iii.; E. Schürer,
History of the Jewish People, iii. (Eng. tr. 1886).
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