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Charmadas

Charmadas (Greek: Χαρμάδας; or Charmides (Χαρμίδης); 168/7 – 103/91 BC[1]) was an Academic philosopher and a disciple of Carneades at the Academy in Athens. He was a pupil of Carneades for seven years (145-138) and later he led his own school in the Ptolemaion, a gymnasium in Athens. He seems to have spent some time in Alexandria, before he went to Athens around 145 B.C.[2] He was an excellent rhetorician and famous for his outstanding memory. Like Philo of Larissa he seems to have pursued a more moderate scepticism.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Tiziano Dorandi, Chapter 2: Chronology, in Algra et al. (1999) The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy, p. 48. Cambridge.
  2. ^ K. Fleischer: Der Akademiker Charmadas in Apollodors `Chronik´ (PHerc. 1021, Kol. 31-32). In: Cronache Ercolanesi 44, 2014, pp. 66-67.
  3. ^ Carlos Lévy: Les Petits Académiciens: Lacyde, Charmadas, Métrodore de Stratonice. In: Mauro Bonazzi, Vincenza Celluprica (ed.): L’eredità platonica. Studi sul platonismo da Arcesilao a Proclo, Napoli 2005, pp. 51−77, here: pp. 62–68; Charles Brittain: Philo of Larissa. The Last of the Academic Sceptics, Oxford 2001, p. 54, 213f., 312; Harold Tarrant: Scepticism or Platonism?, Cambridge 1985, p. 37.

References

  • Charles Brittain: Philo of Larissa. The Last of the Academic Sceptics. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2001, ISBN 0-19-815298-1.
  • Tiziano Dorandi: Charmadas. In: Richard Goulet (ed.): Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques. vol. 2, CNRS Éditions, Paris 1994, ISBN 2-271-05195-9, pp. 297–298.
  • K. Fleischer: Der Akademiker Charmadas in Apollodors `Chronik´ (PHerc. 1021, Kol. 31-32). In: Cronache Ercolanesi 44, 2014, pp. 66-75.
  • Woldemar Görler: Charmadas. In: Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie. Die Philosophie der Antike, vol. 4/2: Die hellenistische Philosophie, ed. Hellmut Flashar., Basel 1994, ISBN 3-7965-0930-4, pp. 906–908.
  • Carlos Lévy: Les Petits Académiciens: Lacyde, Charmadas, Métrodore de Stratonice. In: Mauro Bonazzi, Vincenza Celluprica (ed.): L’eredità platonica. Studi sul platonismo da Arcesilao a Proclo. Bibliopolis, Napoli 2005, pp. 51−77.
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