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[1] Academic philosopher, 4th-3rd cents. BC

Academic philosopher, born c. 350, died probably in 276/5 BC. Xenocrates [2] introduced him to philosophy (legendary account of his vocation in Diog. Laert. 4,16 f.). P. succeeded him as head of the Academy. He taught Crates …

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Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen), Donohue, Alice A. (Bryn Mawr), Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) and Bowie, Ewen (Oxford), “Polemon”, 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 10 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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