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Clitomachus

(186—110 bc)


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(186/7–110/9 bc)

Academic sceptic and pupil of Carneades. He allegedly wrote over 400 books, mainly recording the arguments of Carneades, and became head of the Academy in 127/6. Cicero reports him as insisting that Carneades never abandoned the counsel of strict suspension of judgement, the fundamental sceptical aim, although his defection from this standard had been rumoured.

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