Aeschines (Aischines)( Greek philosopher)
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Aeschines, Aischines, from Steff, IV in BC. e., Greek philosopher. Student Socrates. After the death of a teacher a few years spent at the court of Dionysius the tyrant of Syracuse, returning to Athens (356), founded a school of rhetoric, was engaged in writing a court to order the speeches. From the works of E. preserved only fragments of 7 Socratic dialogues: Miltiades, . Kallias, . Aksioh, . Aspasia, . Alcibiades, . Telavg, . Rinon, . where he faithfully presented the appearance and character of Socrates, in ancient times there was even the view, . that the author of these dialogues was to be Socrates himself, . and E,
. received them after the death of a teacher of Xanthippe and published under his name. In his writings E. denounced the wealth and proclaiming the praises of poverty. He is considered one of the creators of plebeian literature (see. Antisthenes). Dialogs E. used the Socratic Xenophon in his letters.