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Antiochus (Antiochos)

( Greek philosopher)

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Biography Antiochus (Antiochos)
Antiochus, Antiochos, of Ashkelon, ca. 140-69 he. BC. e., Greek philosopher. Pupil of Philo of Larissa, the head of the Academy (cm. Plato). However, it objected Stoics. In 89 g. BC. e. during the war with Mithridates IV, king of Pontus, forced to leave Athens, and. settled in Alexandria. Here he met in Rome written philosophical treatise of Philo, and sharply criticized him in a dialogue Sosy. Since then, he denies the skepticism and controversy with former teacher. After the death of Philo took over the management of the Academy of Athens (becoming the founder of the so-called V Academy) and turned it towards the Platonists-Stoic eclecticism. Here in the 79-78 years. listened to his lectures Cicero. At the end of life a. accompanied by Lucullus in the Armenian campaign, witnessed his brilliant victory at Tigranokertoy, who described in his latest work of the gods (Peri theon). Works A. disappeared, information about his teachings and the dispute with Philo, we must above all Cicero (Academica) and Sextus Empiricus (Adversus mathematikos).


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