Herodes Atticus (c.102-177): Greek orator, one of the representatives of the Second Sophistic.
This cultural activity is sometimes called the Second Sophistic, and Herodes Atticus was considered to be the greatest of these orators by the main ancient author about this phenomenon, Philostratus.
Almost none of his speeches has remained, which is disappointing because of his immense cultural influence. Herodes Atticus was buried in a stadium east of Athens that has been reconstructed for the 1896 Olympic Games and is still a monument in Athens. He also built the odeon near the Acropolis and was among the greatest mecenasses of his age.