Pancrates of Athens

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Pancrates (Greek: Παγκρατης; fl. c. 140 AD) of Athens, was a Cynic philosopher. Philostratus relates, that when the celebrated sophist Lollianus was in danger of being stoned by the Athenians in a tumult about bread, Pancrates quieted the mob by exclaiming that Lollianus was not a bread-dealer (Greek: ἀρτοπώλης) but a word-dealer (Greek: λογοπώλης).[1] Alciphron also mentions a Cynic philosopher of this name in his fictitious letters.[2]

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  1. ^ Philostratus, Vitae Sophistarum, 1.23.
  2. ^ Alciphron, Epistles, iii. 55.