- D. Sedley
ExtractAnaxarchus, of *Abdera, a Democritean philosopher (see democritus) and teacher of *Pyrrhon (the putative founder of Scepticism). He accompanied *Alexander (3) the Great on his Asian campaigns—a relationship which generated numerous anecdotes. He wrote a treatise on *kingship—an early representative of what became a major Hellenistic genre. His familiar title, ‘Anaxarchus of the happiness school (ὁ εὐδαιμονικός)’ evidently encapsulated an ethical stance.