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This webpage reproduces one of the
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

by
Diogenes Laërtius

published in the Loeb Classical Library, 1925

The text is in the public domain.

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(Vol. II) Diogenes Laërtius
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

Book VI

 p87  Chapter 4
Onesicritus (flor. 330 B.C.)

[link to original Greek text] 84 Onesicritus some report to have been an Aeginetan, but Demetrius of Magnesia says that he was a native of Astypalaea. He too was one of the distinguished pupils of Diogenes. His career seems to have resembled that of Xenophon; for Xenophon joined the expedition of Cyrus, Onesicritus that of Alexander; and the former wrote the Cyropaedia, or Education of Cyrus, while the latter has described how also was educated: the one a laudation of Cyrus, the other of Alexander. And in their diction they are not unlike: except that Onesicritus, as is to be expected in an imitator, falls short of his model.

Amongst other pupils of Diogenes were Menander, who was nicknamed Drymus or "Oakwood," a great  p89 admirer of Homer; Hegesias of Sinope, nicknamed "Dog‑collar"; and Philiscus of Aegina mentioned above.


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