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Headword: *eu)klei/dhs
Adler number: epsilon,3539
Translated headword: Eukleides, Euclides
Vetting Status: high
Of Megara (the Megara on the Isthmus [of Corinth]),[1] philosopher, and founder of the Megarian sect named after him,[2] which was also, of course, known as Dialectical and Eristic. He was a pupil of Socrates;[3] after him Ichthyas[4] and then Stilpon[5] headed the school. He wrote dialogues [called] Alkibiades, Aischines, Kriton, Phoinix, Lamprias, Erotic, etc.
Greek Original:
*eu)klei/dhs, *megareu/s [*mega/rwn de\ tw=n e)n tw=| *)isqmw=|], filo/sofos, kai\ th\n e)c au)tou= klhqei=san *megarikh\n ai(/resin ei)sh/gagen, h(\n dh\ kai\ *dialektikh\n kai\ *)eristikh\n prosagoreuqei=san. ge/gone de\ maqhth\s *swkra/tous: meq' o(\n *)ixqu/as, ei)=ta *sti/lpwn e)/sxon th\n sxolh/n. sune/graye dialo/gous *)alkibia/dhn, *ai)sxi/nhn, *kri/twna, *foi/nika, *lampri/an, *)erwtiko/n: kai\ a)/lla tina/.
c.450-c.380 BCE; see generally G.E.L. Owen in OCD(4) s.v. Euclides(1).
[1] The parenthesis serves to distinguish this Megara from Megara Hyblaea in Sicily.
[2] See generally D.N. Sedley in OCD(4) s.v. Megarian school.
[3] For whom see generally sigma 829.
[4] No Suda entry, but see in brief Diogenes Laertius 2.110 and 6.80.
[5] For whom see generally sigma 1114.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 May 2003@05:06:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 22 July 2003@00:37:22.
David Whitehead (modified and augmented notes; cosmetics) on 22 July 2003@03:43:47.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2012@05:17:54.
David Whitehead on 3 August 2014@08:45:50.


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