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2. Of Rhodes, commonly called a peripatetic, though Cicero questions his right to the title, was a disciple of Aristotle, and contemporary with Arcesilaüs, about B. C. 300. He appears to have lived down to the time of Ptolemy Philadelphus. He is frequently mentioned by Cicero, who tells us that he held the highest good to consist in freedom from pain and trouble, and denied that pleasure was to be sought for its own sake.


There are quotations from his writings Περὶ μέθης, ἱστορικὰ ὑπομνήματα or τὰ σποράδην ὑπομνήματα, and from his letters. It would seem from Cicero (Or. 56), compared with Rufinus (de Comp. et Metr. p. 318,), that he was the same as the Hieronymus who wrote on numbers and feet.

Further Information

Athen. 2.48b., v. p. 217d., x. p. 424f. p. 435a., xi. p. 499f., xiii. p. 556a. p. 557e. p. 601f. p. 604d. ; Strab. viii. p.378. ix. p. 443, x. p. 475, xiv. p. 655 ; Diog. Laeert. 4.41, 45; Plut. Ags. 13, Arist. 27 ; Vossius, de Hist. Graec. pp. 82, 83, ed. Westermann ; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. ii. p. 306, vol. iii. p. 495, vol. vi. p. 131.

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