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Demonax (born in Cyprus) was a Greek philosopher of the 2nd century BC. He tried to revive the philosophy of the Cynic school. He is the eponym of a moon crater. A philosopher is a person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy. ... (3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - other centuries) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) Events BC 168 Battle of Pydna -- Macedonian phalanx defeated by Romans BC 148 Rome conquers Macedonia BC 146 Rome destroys Carthage in the Third Punic War BC 146 Rome conquers... The Cynics were a influential school of ancient philosophers. ... An eponym is a person, whether real or fictitious, whose name has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery, or other item. ... Crust composition Oxygen 43% Silicon 21% Aluminium 10% Calcium 9% Iron 9% Magnesium 5% Titanium 2% Nickel 0. ... This article is about impact craters, also known as meteor craters. ...


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Demonax [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] (99 words)
Demonax was a philosopher of the second century CE.
Born in Cyprus, Demonax went to Athens, where he became so popular that people vied with on another in presenting him with food, and even the young children gave him great quantities of fruit.
Demonax lived to be nearly a hundred, and on his death was buried with great magnificence.
Works of Lucian, Vol. III: Life Of Demonax (3481 words)
Demonax took his hand, and led him to a well, in which he showed him his own reflection: 'Do you want us to believe that the antipodes are like that?'
When another person kept himself shut up in the dark, mourning his son, Demonax represented himself to him as a magician: he would call up the son's ghost, the only condition being that he should be given the names of three people who had never had to mourn.
The proconsul in a rage had the man pulled down, and was on the point of condemning him to be beaten or banished, when Demonax, who was present, pleaded for him on the ground that he was only exercising the traditional cynic licence.
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