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Manaechmus
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Platonic philosopher from Alopeconnesus or Proconnesus, known only from a note from the Suda (2,317,22ff. = [1. 44; 2. 118, fr. 2]). He wrote, in addition to other philosophical works, three books on Plato's ‘Republic.

Identification with the mathematician Menaechmus [2. 546f.] can be excluded [1. 203], and it is doubtful that he is identical to Manaechmus named by Photius (Bibl. cod. 167 p. 114b 8) [3. 699f.].

Bibliography

1 Dörrie/Baltes 3, 1993

2 F. Lasserre, De Léodamas de Thasos à Philippe d'Oponte…

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Baltes, Matthias (Münster) and Lakmann, Marie-Luise (Münster), “Manaechmus”, 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 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e720150>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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