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date: 27 February 2021


, of Rhodes, philosopher and historian of literature, c. 290–230 bce
  • Robert Sharples


Hieronymus (2) (RE 12), of *Rhodes, philosopher and historian of literature, lived at Athensc. 290–230 BCE, under the protection of *Antigonus (2) Gonatas. He left the *Peripatetic school when it was declining under *Lyco's headship, and founded an eclectic school, defining the goal of life as freedom from pain and trouble.

On Suspension of Judgement; On Drink; Symposium; a work on ethics; On Not Being Angry; On Poets; Historical Memoranda; Miscellaneous Memoranda; On Isocrates; Letters. The fragments illustrate his love of literary gossip.

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