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Pasicles of Thebes

Diogenes Laertius, Book 6 §89

The marriage of intrigue and adultery, he said, belonged to tragedy, having exile or assassination as its rewards; while the weddings of those who take up with courtesans are material for comedy, for as a result of extravagance and drunkenness they bring about madness.

This man had a brother named Pasicles, who was a disciple of Euclides.

Favorinus, in the second book of his Memorabilia, tells a pleasant story of Crates. For he relates how, when making some request of the master of the gymnasium, he laid hold on his hips; and when he demurred, said, “What, are not these hip-joints yours as much as your knees?” It was, he used to say, impossible to find anybody wholly free from flaws; but, just as in a pomegranate, one of the seeds is always going bad. Having exasperated the musician Nicodromus, he was struck by him on the face. So he stuck a plaster on his forehead with these words on it, “Nicodromus's handiwork.”

Suda, Sigma 1114

Stilpo of Megara, philosopher, lived under the first Ptolemy; pupil of Pasikles the Theban; [it was Pasikles] who attended the lectures of his brother Krates and of Diokleides the Megarian; but others [say they were those of] Eukleides the associate of Plato. He was head of the Megarian school and he wrote no fewer than 20 dialogues.

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