Alexamenus of Teos

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Alexamenus of Teos (Greek: Τήιος Ἀλεξαμενός) was, according to Aristotle in his dialogue On Poets, the first person who wrote Socratic dialogues before the time of Plato.[1][2] An Aristotelian papyrus from Oxyrhynchus[3] claims that this is merely malicious gossip by Aristotle.[4]

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  1. ^ Athenaeus, xi. 505c; Diogenes Laërtius, iii. 48.
  2. ^ Smith, William (1867). "Alexamenus". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 110. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25.
  3. ^ POxy. 3219
  4. ^ Paul A. Vander Waerdt, The Socratic Movement, page 33. Cornell University Press