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Charmadas (Greek: Χαρμάδας; also Charmides (Χαρμίδης); 168/7 – 103/91 BC)[1] was an Academic philosopher and a disciple of Carneades at the Academy in Athens. He was a pupil of Carneades for seven years (145-138) and later he led his own school in the Ptolemaion, a gymnasium in Athens. He was from Alexandria[2] and seems to have lived there, before he went to Athens around 145 B.C.[3] He was an excellent rhetorician and famous for his outstanding memory. Like Philo of Larissa he seems to have pursued a more moderate scepticism.[4] Lucius Licinius Crassus and Marcus Antonius (orator) were his most prominent pupils. Furthermore, Philodemus preserverd us the names of other pupils: Diodorus of Adramyttion, Apollodor of Tarsus, Heliodorus of Mallos, Phanostratus of Tralles and a certain Apollonius. [5]


  1. ^ Dorandi 1999, p. 48.
  2. ^ Fleischer 2019, pp. 153-164.
  3. ^ Fleischer 2014, pp. 66-67.
  4. ^ Lévy 2005, pp. 62–68; Brittain 2001, p. 54, 213f., 312; Tarrant 1985, p. 37.
  5. ^ For the list of pupils preserved by Philodemus see Fleischer 2015, pp. 49-53.


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