Timon of Phlius

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[Revised entry by Richard Bett on September 24, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Timon (c. 320 – 230 BCE) was the younger contemporary and leading disciple of Pyrrho of Elis. Unlike Pyrrho, he wrote numerous poems and prose works; fragments of and reports on some of these have survived, by far the largest number (more than sixty) being from the Silloi (Lampoons). Several of these works were devoted to, or at least included, laudatory descriptions of Pyrrho and his philosophy;…

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