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Acrion was a Locrian and a Pythagorean philosopher.[1] He is mentioned by Valerius Maximus[2] under the name of Arion. According to William Smith, Arion is a false reading, instead of Acrion.[3]


  1. ^ Cicero, De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum v. 29
  2. ^ Valerius Maximus, viii. 7, ext. 3, from this passage of Cicero
  3. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Acrion", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, p. 14