II. Philosophers and Sophists named Ptolemy
3. 4. Of Alexandria, two disciples of Epicurus, of whom the only further information we possess is, that they were distinguished as ὁ μέλας
and ὁ λευκός
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5. Of Cyrene, a sceptic, was the disciple of Eubulus, the disciple of Euphranor, the disciple of Timon. Diogenes tells us, that Timon had no successor until his school was restored by Ptolemy (9.115
6. Of Naucratis, a sophist, surnamed Marathon, was a hearer of Herodes Atticus, but an imitator of Polemon; and an opponent of Heracleides Lycius.
The particulars of his life, which are not of sufficient importance to be mentioned here, may be read in Philostratus.
ii. pp. 591, &100.608).
7. A sophist and Peripatetic philosopher, of the beginning of the third century of our era, whom Longinus mentions that he had seen in his youth. We also learn from Longinus that Ptolemy left no writings except poems and declamations.
Praef. ad Lib. περὶ τέλους
Plothyr. p. 127; comp. Harless, ad Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. iii. p. 504, n. rr.
8. A Platonic philosopher, of whom nothing is known, except that he lived before Proclus, who quotes him in his work on the Timaeus of Plato (i. p. 7b).