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Headword: *ma/naixmos
Adler number: mu,140
Translated headword: Manaichmos, Menaichmos, Menaechmus
Vetting Status: high
Of Alopekonnesos,[1] though some say Prokonnesos;[2] a Platonic philosopher. He wrote philosophical works; also a commentary in 3 books on Plato's Republic.
Greek Original:
*ma/naixmos, *)alwpekonnh/sios, kata\ de/ tinas *proikonnh/sios, filo/sofos *platwniko/s. e)/graye filo/sofa: kai\ ei)s ta\s *pla/twnos *politei/as bibli/a g#.
C4 BCE. As with his namesake mu 141, the Suda's Ma- should be Me-. See generally OCD(4) s.v. Menaechmus(2). Testimonia and fragments in F. Lasserre (ed.), De Leodamas de Thasos à Philippe d'Oponte (Naples 1987) 117-124. He is nowadays classified as a geometer and mathematician.
[1] A polis in the Chersonese, overlooking Suvla Bay (alpha 1389).
[2] An island in the Propontis, present-day Marmara Adasi (pi 2478).
Keywords: biography; geography; mathematics; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 September 2003@04:31:46.
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