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Menippus of Stratonikeia

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Menippus of Stratonikeia (Ancient Greek: Μένιππος ὁ Στρατονικεύς Menippos o Stratonikeus, lived 1st century BC), surnamed Catocas, was a Carian by birth, born in the city of Stratonicea. He was the most accomplished orator of his time in all Asia (79 BC). Cicero, who heard him, puts him almost on a level with the Attic orators.[1]




  1. ^ Cicero, Brutus, 91; Plutarch, Parallel Lives, "Cicero", 4; Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, vi. 5; Strabo, Geography, xiv. 2

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. {{cite encyclopedia}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)