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Headword: Οἰνόμαος
Adler number: omicroniota,123
Translated headword: Oinomaos, Oenomaus
Vetting Status: high
Of Gadara,[1] Cynic philosopher, he was not much older than Porphyry.[2] [He wrote] On Cynicism, Republic, On philosophy according to Homer, On Crates and Diogenes, and [on] other subjects.
Greek Original:
Οἰνόμαος, Γαδαρεύς, φιλόσοφος Κυνικός, γεγονὼς οὐ πολλῷ πρεσβύτερος Πορφυρίου. Περὶ Κυνισμοῦ, Πολιτείαν, Περὶ τῆς καθ' Ὅμηρον φιλοσοφίας, Περὶ Κράτητος καὶ Διογένους καὶ τῶν λοιπῶν.
On Oinomaos [Author, Myth]/Oenomaus [Author, Myth], fl. 120 CE, see generally John Moles in OCD(4) s.v. He is the only Cynic philosopher of whom we have a significant amount of material, probably belonging to his treatise On the discovery of wailers; the text is preserved in Eusebius, PE V-VI. In this work Oinomaos strongly criticizes the fatalistic Stoic position that the world is ruled by fate understood as a concatenation of events. For detailed discussion on the issue, see Brancacci (2000), 41 ff.
[1] In present-day Jordan.
[2] For whom see pi 2098.
Brancacci A. (ed.) La filosofia in età imperiale. Le scuole e le tradizioni filosofiche. Naples 2000
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 10 May 2001@18:31:17.
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David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; augmented bibliography; cosmetics) on 11 May 2001@03:16:05.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 August 2013@06:03:30.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@04:08:07.


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