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Straton

Στράτων). The son of Arcesilaüs of Lampsacus. He was a distinguished Peripatetic philosopher, and the tutor of Ptolemy Philadelphus. He succeeded Theophrastus as head of the school in B.C. 288, and, after presiding over it eighteen years, was succeeded by Lycon. He devoted himself especially to the study of natural science, whence he obtained the appellation of Physicus (Diog. Laert. v. 58).

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