Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 18 of 46 |

(156 words)

[German version]

(Νιγρῖνος/Nigrînos). Middle Platonist philosopher of the 2nd cent. AD, known only from a text of the same name by Lucianus [1], who depicted him as a teacher working in Rome. He attributed to him a lecture full of anecdotes about the exemplary, peaceful life of the Athenians in contrast to the dissipated, noisy hustle and bustle of life in Rome; certainly this lecture tends to be more akin to the thought of the Cynics than the Platonists. It is disputed whether N.'s existence is literary fiction or w…

Cite this page
Baltes, Matthias (Münster) and Lakmann, Marie-Luise (Münster), “Nigrinus”, 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 28 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

▲   Back to top   ▲