Being detected, he fled in order to escape punishment, but returned when Athenion (or Aristion), a bitter opponent of the Romans, had made himself tyrant of the city with the aid of Mithradates.
His emissary, the philosopher Aristion, induced the people to declare war against Rome and to place him in chief command.
John or Matthew or any other of the Lord's disciples spoke," and " what Aristion and the presbyter John, the Lord's disciples, say."
With Aristion mentioned in this version, see esp. Swete's The Gospel according to St Mark (London, 1902), p. cxi.] Other secondary versions which are sometimes quoted are the Gothic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Arabic, Anglo-Saxon, Frankish and Persic. None has any real critical importance; details are given in Gregory's Prolegomena and in Scrivener's Introduction.