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(χαμαιλέων; chamailéōn)

[German version]

[1] Peripatetic, 2nd half of the 4th cent. BC

From Heraclea Pontica. Peripatetic of the 2nd half of the 4th cent. BC. He wrote works of a popular/ethical nature and a long series of anecdotal monographs on poets from Homer to  Anaxandrides. His ethical views were conventional, and his entire body of work conditioned by the popularizing tradition of his school.



Wehrli, Schule 21969, 49-88

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Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) and Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), “Chamaeleon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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