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Parmeniscus

2. Of Metapontum, who probably lived about the middle of the fifth century B. . Iamblichus (Vit. Pythugor. 100.36) calls him (according to the common reading) Παρμίσκος, and ranks him among the celebrated Pythagorean philosophers. Athenaeus, (who, 4.156, c. &c., gives a quotation from a letter of a man of this name, containing an account of a Cynic banquet,) narrates (xiv. p. 614a. b.) an incident in his life, connected with a descent into the cave of Trophonius, and calls him rich and high born. He is also mentioned by Diogenes Laertius, 9.20.

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