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Antisthenes
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(Ἀντισθένης; Antisthénēs).

[1] Student of Socrates

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A. Life and work

Son of an Athenian of the same name and of a Thracian, pupil of Socrates,  c. 445 BC, died c. 365. According to some witnesses A. had been initially a pupil of Gorgias and taught rhetoric himself. As [8] has shown, these testimonia are not fully reliable. At the latest at the beginning of the 420s, A. became a follower of Socrates. Plato mentions him among those, who were presen…

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Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) and Runia, David T. (Leiden), “Antisthenes”, 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 08 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e125340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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