Critolaus
(280 words)

(Κριτόλαος).

[German version]

[1] Of Phaselis, peripatetic head of school

of Phaselis, peripatetic head of a school in the 1st half of the 3rd cent. BC [1; 2] and one of the most important peripatetic philosophers of the period between  Straton and  Andronicus [4] (Testimonies in [3]). He accompanied  Carneades and  Diogenes [15] of Babylon in 156/5 BC in the philosphers' delegation to Rome. C. defended the Aristotelian theories of the …

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Sharples, Robert (London) and Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich), “Critolaus”, 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 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e623340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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