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(c. 185 – c. 109 bce). Born on Rhodes to an influential family, Panaetius did not pursue the political career expected of him but devoted himself to philosophy as a student of Crates of Mallus, Diogenes of Seleucia, and Antipater. After 144 he lived temporarily in Rome, where he joined the circle associated with Scipio Aemilianus, whom he accompanied on a journey to Asia in 140/139. From 129 until his death, he succeeded Antipater as the leader of the Stoic school. As his surviving fra…

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Gander, Hans-Helmuth, “Panaetius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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