). A philosopher of Soli, among the pupils of
Xenocrates, B.C. 300. He was the first who wrote commentaries on the works of Plato. Crantor
was highly celebrated for the purity of his moral doctrine, as may be inferred from the
praises bestowed by the ancients upon him. From one of his works, Περὶ
, Cicero drew largely in writing the third book of the
, and the lost treatise De Consolatione
on the death
of his daughter Tullia. Cf. Cic. Acad.