BION (Bion)( Greek philosopher)
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Bion, Bion, of Borisphen (Olbia), III in. BC. e., Greek philosopher. Freedmen who received rhetorical education, he studied at fildosofiyu Theophrastus and Xenocrates, the most influenced, however, an atheist Theodorus (cm. Aristippus) and Cynic Cratia. B. teaching, moving from town to town, proclaiming the truth, similar to those that spake Cynics, criticizing all kinds of conventions and prejudices. Some time was at the court of Antigonus Gonata, the Macedonian king, in Pellet. His speech addressed a wide circle of listeners. This is reflected in the form of his speeches - he built them in short phrases ritmizovannyh, . saturating them with anecdotes, . apophthegm, . often cited by other authors, . jokes, . quotations from the poets, . which have repeatedly paraphrases and parodies, . as well as their own poems,
. Thus B. Had a significant impact on the Cynics Menippus and Telia, as well as Horace and Seneca.