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Lacȳdes

Λακύδης). A philosopher of Cyrené, who filled the chair of the Platonic School at Athens after the death of Arcesilaüs. He assumed this office about the year B.C. 245. He is said to have been the founder of a new school, not because he introduced any new doctrines, but because he changed the place of instruction, and held his school in the garden of Attalus, still, however, within the limits of the Academic grove. He died of a palsy occasioned by excessive drinking about B.C. 215 (Diog. Laert. iv. 59 foll.; Aelian, V.H. ii. 41).

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