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Headword: Κάλλιππος
Adler number: kappa,237
Translated headword: Kallippos, Callippus
Vetting Status: high
Athenian, philosopher, pupil of Plato; he was killed in Syracuse after an attempt to become tyrant.[1] In the stories about him in Plutarch he is a wicked man, and a betrayer of Dion of Syracuse.[2]
Greek Original:
Κάλλιππος, Ἀθηναῖος, φιλόσοφος, Πλάτωνος μαθητής: ὃς ἐν Συρακούσαις ἀνῃρέθη τυραννεῖν ἐπιχειρήσας: πονηρὸς οὗτος ἱστόρηται παρὰ τῷ Πλουτάρχῳ, καὶ Δίωνος τοῦ Συρακουσίου προδότης.
[1] cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 11.508E-F [11.119 Kaibel].
[2] See Plutarch, Dion 17, 28, and esp. 54-58; Timoleon 11; Comparison of Timoleon and Aemilius 2.
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; historiography; history; philosophy; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 December 2001@02:54:59.
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