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Calliphon (or Callipho, Greek: Καλλιφῶν; 2nd century BC) was a Greek philosopher, who probably belonged to the Peripatetic school and lived in the 2nd century BC.[1] He is mentioned several times and condemned by Cicero as making the chief good of man to consist in a union of virtue (Latin: honestas) and bodily pleasure (Greek: ἡδονή, Latin: voluptas), or, as Cicero says, in the union of the human with the beast.[2]


  1. ^ Fortenbaugh, W., White S., (2002), Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes, Page 119. Transaction Publishers
  2. ^ Cicero, de Finibus, ii. 6, 11, iv. 18, v. 8, 25, de Officiis, iii. 33, Tusculanae Quaestiones, v. 30, 31; Clement of Alexandria, Stromata, 2. § 127.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.