the father who saves, probably the same as Sosipater, a kinsman of Paul (Rom. 16:21), a Christian of the city of Berea who accompanied Paul into Asia (Acts 20:4-6).
sopater was the person commissioned by the senate and his colleague to explain the affair.
For the stories of Epicrates and sopater I must refer the reader to the oration.
In that of sopater there is the peculiarity that Verres managed to get paid by everybody all round.