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Diogenes of Sinope | Diogenes Laertius, Book 2 §112

[Euclides] left the banquet and, after writing a pamphlet upon the logical problem, ended his days in despondency. Upon him too I have written lines:

Diodorus Cronus, what sad fate Buried you in despair, So that you hastened to the shades below, Perplexed by Stilpo's quibbles? You would deserve your name of Cronus better If C and R were gone.

The successors of Euclides include Ichthyas, the son of Metallus, an excellent man, to whom Diogenes the Cynic has addressed one of his dialogues; Clinomachus of Thurii, who was the first to write about propositions, predications and the like; and Stilpo of Megara, a most distinguished philosopher, of whom we have now to treat.

Source: Lives of the Eminent Philosophers (1925) by Diogenes Laërtius, translated by Robert Drew Hicks

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