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Τέλης), a Greek philosopher, who is erroneously ranked by Fabricius (Bibl. Gr. i. p. 876) among the Pythagoreans. He should rather be classed with the Socratics; Diogenes, Crates, Bion, Aristippus, Xenophon, and Socrates himself, being the philosophers with whose doctrines he seems chiefly to have concerned himself. He appears to have been a contemporary of Stilpon. (Teles, de Exilio, ap. Stob. Floril. 40.8.)


Teles was the author of various dialogues, of which some considerable fragments have been preserved by Stobaeus, though they are not printed in the dialogical form. (Welcker, Kleine Schriften, vol. ii. p. 495.) Stobaeus has quoted from the following pieces or dialogues :--


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