The only ancient writer who mentions him is Quintilian (Instil.
Hist., praefatio, 20; Tacitus, Dialogus de Oratoribus, 23; Quintilian, Instil.
6.8, Brutus, 76, 263.78, 271; Quintilian, Instil.
13; Quintilian, Instil.
Cicero afterwards boasted openly that he had thrown dust in the eyes of the jury (Quintilian, Instil.
The philosophers only helped to precipitate a movement which they had not created; without pointing to absolute power as the cause of the trouble, and without pretending to upset the traditional system, they attempted to instil into princes the feeling of new and more preciseobligations towards their subjects.
He has been variously identified with Julius Florus, a distinguished orator and uncle of Julius Secundus, an intimate friend of Quintilian (Instil.
It is not impossible to combine these views, and place the seat of power still in Crete, but ascribe the Renascence there to an influx of new blood from the north, large enough to instil fresh vigour, but too small to change the civilization in its essential character.
Instil.), Vienna, 1882.