Aristion, one of the "elders" from whom Papias
professed to have derived traditional information (Eus. H. E. iii. 39), and
described by him as a personal follower of our Lord. Beyond this, there is no trustworthy
information about him. The Roman Martyrology (p. 102, Ven. 1630), apparently referring
to the description just quoted, states on the authority of Papias that he was one
of the seventy-two disciples of Christ. It commemorates his martyrdom at Salamis
in Cyprus on Feb. 22, the same day as that of Papias at Pergamus. Cotelerius conjectures
that he may be the Aristo who is given as the first bp. of Smyrna (Apost. Const.
vii. 45; Harnack, Altchr. Lit. i. 64; Conybeare, in Expositor, 1893).