Aristocles of Messene
Aristocles of Messene (//; Greek: Ἀριστοκλῆς ὁ Μεσσήνιος), in Sicily, was a Peripatetic philosopher, who probably lived in the 1st century AD. He may have been the teacher of Alexander of Aphrodisias.
- Πότερον σπουδαιότερος Ὅμηρος ἢ Πλάτων – Whether Homer or Plato is more Worthy.
- Τέχναι ῥητορικαί – Arts of Rhetoric.
- A work on the god Serapis.
- A work on Ethics, in nine books.
- A work on Philosophy, in ten books.
The last of these works appears to have been a history of philosophy, in which he wrote about the philosophers, their schools, and doctrines. Several fragments of it are preserved in Eusebius.
- Suda, Aristokles
- Karamanolis, G., (2006), Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry, page 37. Oxford University Press.
- Cyrill. c. Jul. ii. The correct reading of this passage is in doubt and may refer instead to Aristotle of Mytilene.
- Eusebius, Praeparatio Evangelica, xiv, xv.
- Maria Lorenza Chiesara (ed.), Aristocles of Messene. Testimonia and Fragments, New York, Oxford University Press, 2001.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Aristocles". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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