Jason of Nysa

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Jason of Nysa (Greek: Ἰάσων ὁ Νυσαεύς, Iason ho Nysaeus; 1st-century BC) was a Stoic philosopher, the son of Menecrates, and, on his mother's side, grandson of Posidonius, of whom he was also the disciple and successor at the Stoic school at Rhodes.[1] He therefore flourished after the middle of the 1st century BC. The Suda lists four works of his:[1]

  • Βίοι ἐνδόξων - Famous Lives
  • Φιλοσόφων διαδοχαί - Successions of Philosophers
  • Βίος Ἑλλάδος - Life of Greece, in 4 books
  • Περὶ Ῥόδου - On Rhodes

However, the Suda expresses doubt about whether the third book is his, and also credits Jason of Argos as having written a Life of Greece in 4 books.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Suda, Jason ι 52
  2. ^ Suda, Jason ι 53