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2. Also a native of Alexandria, who lived in the age of Tiberius. He was the instructor of Seneca, who derived from him his admiration of Pythagoras (Seneca, Epist. 108).


It was perhaps this Sotion who was the author of a treatise on anger, quoted by Stobaeus (Floril. 14.10, 20.53, 84.6-8, 17, 18, 108.59, 113.15). Plutarch also quotes him (Alex. 100.61), as the authority for certain statements respecting towns founded by Alexander the Great in India, which he had heard from his contemporary Potamon the Lesbian. Vossius conjectures that it is the same Sotion who is quoted by Tzetzes (Chiliad. 7.144) as the authority for some other statements relating to India, which he probably drew from the same source.

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