A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

2. Called also Charmadas by Cicero, a disciple of Cleitomachus the Carthaginian, and a friend and companion (as he had been the fellow-pupil) of Philo of Larissa, in conjunction with whom he is said by some to have been the founder of a fourth Academy. He flourished, therefore, towards the end of the second and at the commencement of the first century B. C. Cicero, writing in B. C. 45, speaks of him as recently dead. (Tusc. Disp. 1.24.) On the same authority we learn, that he was remarkable for his eloquence and for the great compass and retentiveness of his memory. His philosophical opinions were doubtless coincident with those of PHILO. (Cic. Acad. Quaest. 4.6, Orat. 16, de Orat. 2.88; Plin. Nat. 7.24; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. iii. p. 167, and the authorities there referred to.)