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Χίων). A native of Heraclea Pontica, and disciple of Plato. Animated by political zeal, he left Athens, where he had resided for the space of five years, attending the instructions of Plato, and returned home with the determination of freeing his native city from the yoke of tyranny. Clearchus, who ruled at Heraclea, was not, it is true, a good prince; but, in slaying him, Chion was the cause of this city's falling under a worse tyrant, Satyrus, the brother of Clearchus. Chion himself fell a victim to the latter's elevation to power (B.C. 353). We have seventeen letters said to have been written by Chion. They are principally addressed to his father, Matris; but their authenticity has been called in question, and the real author is supposed to have been a Platonist of the fourth century. The style is clear, simple, and animated. Edition by Orelli (Leipzig, 1816).

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