Xenocrates

[Revised entry by Russell Dancy on January 11, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Xenocrates (of Chalcedon, a city on the Asian side of the Bosporus opposite Byzantium, according to
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[Revised entry by Russell Dancy on January 11, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Xenocrates (of Chalcedon, a city on the Asian side of the Bosporus opposite Byzantium, according to Diogenes Laertius (D.L.) iv 14), became head of the Academy after Speusippus died, in 339/338 ("in the second year of the 110th Olympiad"). D.L. says he held that position for twenty-five years, and died at 82. So his dates work out to 396/395 - 314/313....

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