A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

(Ἀνθέμιος), an eminent mathematician and architect, born at Tralles, in Lydia, in the sixth century after Christ. His father's name was Stephanus, who was a physician (Alex. Trall. 4.1, p. 198); one of his brothers was the celebrated Alexander Trallianus; and Agathias mentions (Hist. v. p. 149), that his three other brothers, Dioscorus, Metrodorus, and Olympius, were each eminent in their several professions. He was one of the architects employed by the emperor Justinian in the building of the church of St. Sophia, A. D. 532 (Procop. in Combefis. Manip. Reruns CPol. p. 284; Agath. Hist. v. p. 149, &c.; Du Cange, CPolis Christ. lib. iii. p. 11; Anselm. Bandur. ad Antiq. CPol. p. 772), and to him Eutocius dedicated his Commentary on the Conica of Apollonius.