Antisthenes of Rhodes
Antisthenes (Greek: Ἀντισθένης) of Rhodes was a Greek historian who lived c. 200 BCE. He took an active part in the political affairs of his country, and wrote a history of his own time, which, notwithstanding his bias towards his native island, is spoken of in terms of high praise by Polybius. He wrote an account of the Battle of Lade (201 BC) and was, according to Polybius, a contemporary with the events he described.
It is likely that this Antisthenes is the historian who wrote a Successions of the Greek philosophers which is often referred to by Diogenes Laërtius. He might also be the peripatetic philosopher cited by Phlegon of Tralles.
- Polybius, xvi. 14, etc.
- Diogenes Laërtius, i. 40, ii. 39, 98, vi. 77, 87, vii. 168, ix. 6, 27, 35, 38, 39, 57; cf. vi. 19
- Phlegon, de Mirabil. 3
- Plutarch, de Flav. 22
- Pliny, Hist. Nat. xxxvi. 12