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Carneades

Carneades  

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(c.214–129 bc)The most prominent member of the later Academy after Arcesilaus. Carneades was a distinguished sceptic, famous (especially through the report by Cicero) for impressive speeches at Rome ...
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Robert William Sharples

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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(RE 3), of *Phaselis, head of the *Peripatetic school. His dates are unknown, but he was probably an old man when he took part, with ...

Gaius Acilius

Gaius Acilius  

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(RE 4)Roman senator and historian, who interpreted for Carneades, Diogenes (3), andCritolaus in the senate in 155 bc, wrote a history of Rome, in Greek, from early Italian times ...
philosophers and politics

philosophers and politics  

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Plato in his Republic regarded good government as unattainable ‘unless either philosophers become kings in our cities or those whom we now call kings and rulers take to the pursuit of philosophy’. He ...

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