Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 20 of 83 |

Siron
(89 words)

[German version]

(Σίρων; Sírōn). Epicurean philosopher, 1st cent. BC, who lived and worked in Neapolis. Known only from sparse testimonies [1]. It is uncertain whether he wrote at all. S. was an acquaintance of Philodemus (fr. 1) and a friend of Cicero (fr. 2-5). His most famous student was doubtlessly the Roman poet Vergilius who in his youth had studied Epicurean philosophy with him and remained close to him throughout his life (fr. 6-13).

Bibliography

1 M. Gigante, I frammenti di Sirone, in: Paideia 45, 1990, 175-198.

Cite this page
Dorandi, Tiziano (Paris), “Siron”, 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 23 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1114260>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲