Megarian
Megarian Me*ga"ri*an, Megaric Me*gar"ic, a. Belonging, or pertaining, to Megara, a city of ancient Greece. [1913 Webster]

{Megarian school}, or {Megaric school}, a school of philosophy established at Megara, after the death of Socrates, by his disciples, and remarkable for its logical subtlety. [1913 Webster]


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  • Megarian — adjective Date: 1603 of or relating to a Socratic school of philosophy founded by Euclid of Megara and noted for its subtle attention to logic • Megarian noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Megarian — 1. adjective Of, from, or pertaining to, Megara 2. noun Someone from Megara …   Wiktionary

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  • Megarian school — Megarian Me*ga ri*an, Megaric Me*gar ic, a. Belonging, or pertaining, to Megara, a city of ancient Greece. [1913 Webster] {Megarian school}, or {Megaric school}, a school of philosophy established at Megara, after the death of Socrates, by his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Megarian school — Megara in Attica, lying equidistant from Athens, Thebes, and Corinth The Megarian school of philosophy (also called the Dialectical school), which flourished in the 4th century BC, was founded by Euclid of Megara, one of the pupils of Socrates.… …   Wikipedia

  • Megarian decree — The Megarian Decree was a set of economic sanctions levied upon Megara circa 432 BC by the Athenian Empire shortly before the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War. The ostensible reason for the Decree was the Megarians supposed trespass on land… …   Wikipedia

  • Megarian school of philosophy — The Megarian school of philosophy was founded by Euclides of Megara, one of the pupils of Socrates.Two main elements went to make up the Megarian as a doctrine. Like the Cynics and the Cyrenaics, Euclides started from the Socratic principle that… …   Wikipedia

  • Megarian school — or Megarics School of philosophy founded in Greece in the early 4th century BC by Eucleides of Megara died с 380 BC . It is noted more for its criticism of Aristotle and its influence on Stoic logic (see Stoicism) than for its doctrines. Among… …   Universalium

  • Megarian school — The philosophical school centred on Megara, near Athens, from the late 5th to early 3rd century BC, owing something both to Socrates and to the Eleatics . The Megarians were notorious for subtle logic chopping. The founder of the school was… …   Philosophy dictionary

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