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Headword: Annikeris
Adler number: alpha,2466
Translated headword: Anniceris, Annikeris
Vetting Status: high
A Cyrenean, a philosopher, who became an Epicurean despite being an acquaintance of Paraebatus, the student of Aristippus.[1] Anniceris also had a brother by the name of Nicoteles, [sc. also] a philosopher, and his student [was the] famous Posidonius.[2] The sect called Annicerean [sc. originates] from him. He lived at the time of Alexander [sc. the Great].
Greek Original:
Annikeris, Kurênaios, philosophos, hos Epikoureios egeneto, kaitoi ôn Paraibatou gnôrimos, tou Aristippou akêkootos. ên de tôi Annikeridi kai adelphos Nikotelês onoma, philosophos, mathêtês de autou epiphanês Poseidônios. ek toutou hairesis hê kaloumenê Annikereios. ên de epi Alexandrou.
cf. Diogenes Laertius 2.86.
[1] For Aristippus see alpha 3908.
[2] A chronological impossibility if pi 2107 is meant.
OCD(4) pp.96 (s.v. Anniceris) and 405 (s.v. Cyrenaics)
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 July 2000@01:45:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Altered wording.) on 6 July 2000@11:26:06.
David Whitehead (added note, bibliography, keyword; cosmetics) on 8 February 2001@07:02:34.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 12 August 2002@10:13:20.
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 March 2012@08:10:27.
David Whitehead (updated 2 refs) on 30 July 2014@06:31:41.


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