Antipater of Tyre


Antipater of Tyre

Antipater ( _el. Ἀντίπατρος) of Tyre was a Stoic philosopher, and a contemporary of Cato the Younger and Cicero. [According to Leonhard Schmitz, ( [http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0213.html "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology" (1867) Page 204] ) the Antipater of Tyre who was the friend of Cato, was a different, earlier Antipater of Tyre to the one mentioned by Cicero. Schmitz does not explain why; he may have thought (incorrectly) that a teacher of Cato could not have lived down to 45 BC.] Antipater is said to have befriended Cato when the latter was a young man. [Plutarch, [http://classics.mit.edu/Plutarch/cato_you.html "Cato the Younger". 4.] ] He appears to be the same as the Anti­pater of Tyre mentioned by Strabo. [Strabo, xvi.]

He lived after, or was at least younger than, Panaetius. Cicero, [Cicero, "de Officiis", ii. 24] in speaking of him, says, that he died "recently at Athens", which must mean shortly before 45 BC. From this pas­sage we can infer that Antipater wrote a work on Duties ( _la. de Officiis), and Diogenes Laërtius Diogenes Laërtius, [http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/diogeneslaertius-book7-stoics.html "The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, VII"] 70 ff.] refers to a work by him on the Universe ( _el. περὶ κόσμου):

And thus the whole universe, being a living thing, endowed with a soul and with reason, has the aether as its dominant principle, as Antipater, of Tyre, says in the eighth book of his treatise on the Universe.

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