Arcesilaus, Testimonia and Fragments

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Testimonium

i Diogenes Laertius 4.45 γεγόνασι δὲ καὶ τρεῖς Ἀρκεσίλαοι· ποιητὴς ἀρχαίας κωμῳδίας, ἄλλος ἐλεγείας, ἕτερος ἀγλαματοποιός.

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1 Clement of Alexandria Miscellanies 7.24.5 τί δὲ καὶ θαυμαστὸν, εἰ ὁ μῦς, φησὶν ὁ Βίων, τὸν θύλακον διέτραγεν, οὐχ εὑρὼν ὄ τι φάγῃ; τοῦτο γὰρ ἦν θαυμαστόν, εἰ, ὥσπερ Ἀρκεσίλαος παίζων ἐνεχείρει, τὸν μῦν ὁ θύλαξ κατέφαγεν.

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Arcesilaus

Testimonium

i There have been three other men named Arcesilaus: one a poet of Old Comedy, another of elegiac poetry, and another a sculptor.

Fragment

1 Bion said [F 31], “Why is it surprising if a mouse not finding anything to eat, chewed up a sack? Now, as Arcesilaus ventured in jest, if the sack ate the mouse, that would be surprising.”1

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.arcesilaus-testimonia_fragments.2011