This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 02/02/2005.
Here is the Italian version of this entry.
Place of Origin:
Identifying Archibius with the son of Apollonius Sophista1 would place the former in the 2nd c. CE, but such a situation remains purely hypothetical: cf. F. Montanari, Apollonios [n. 12] Sophistes, N.P. 2 , 884. Cohn seems to favor the identifi…