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Onesicritus
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(Ὀνησίκριτος/Onēsíkritos) of Astypalaea. 380/375-305/300 BC. Cynic philosopher and Alexander historian, pupil of Diogenes [14] of Sinope (Plut. de Alexandri magni fortuna aut virtute 10,331e; Plut. Alexander 65,701c). Ever since antiquity, attempts have been made - certainly incorrectly - to identify him with O. of Aegina, another pupil of Diogenes mentioned in Diog. Laert. 6,75 (cf. 84; see [1] and Philiscus). O. took part in the eastern conquests of Alexander the Great, and was helmsman of the royal ship on its voyage on the Hydaspes an…

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Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile (Antony), “Onesicritus”, 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 05 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e831200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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