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Apion (20s BC - c. 45-48 AD), Graeco-Egyptian grammarian, sophist and commentator on Homer, was born at the Siwa Oasis, and flourished in the first half of the 1st century AD.

Apion studied at Alexandria, and headed one of the deputations sent to Caligula (in 40) to attack the Jews with claims of disloyalty following inter communal riots that left many Greeks and Jews dead. Apion's criticisms of Jewish culture and history were replied to by Josephus in Against Apion.




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