- Acted: 4th Century BC
- Lived: 396-314 BC
- School: Academic
- Main Interests: Logic, Science, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics
- Influences: Plato, Speusippus, Pythagoreanism
- Location: Athens
Xenocrates’ cheese is used for whatever stays for a long time without being consumed. Plenty of times he would throw away food, because of miserliness he wouldn’t eat it and it would spoil.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΙΖ, 25
As we say "ugly" for someone with a twisted face, or "deformed" for someone with defected form, so we call evil people "possessed".
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΡΔ, 24
When they brought him money on behalf of Alexander, and after he had set the table for them, he told them: "Tell Alexander that, since I live this way, I don’t need his money".
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: Ε, 118
Xenocrates was an ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician and disciple of Plato who later became the leader of the Platonic Academy. He attempted to define Plato’s teachings more closely. Xenocrates held that mathematical objects and Platonic Ideas are identical, unlike Plato who distinguished them. In ethics, he taught that happiness comes out of virtue, but external factors can minister to it and enable it to affect its purpose.