). 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.