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Court fool, and a favorite of the Roman emperor Caligula (37-41); an Egyptian by birth. He appears to have been especially fond of deriding the Jews. With Apelles of Ascalon he helped bring about the failure of the embassy of Alexandrian Jews to Caligula, headed by Philo.

Bibliography:
  • Grätz, Gesch. 4th ed., iii. 340.
J. M. Sel.
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