Leader of the silversmiths who instigated a riot against Paul when it seemed that Christianity could threaten his business in connection with the cult of Artemis (Acts 19: 24–41).

A Christian held in high regard (3 John 12) who was possibly the leader of a group of missionaries and who was entrusted with a letter to Gaius, the kind of testimonials important to Christian travellers to give them introductions to other Churches.