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Hegesinus of Pergamon

Hegesinus of Pergamon (Greek: Ἡγησίνους), was an Academic philosopher, the successor of Evander and the immediate predecessor of Carneades as the leader (scholarch) of the Academy.[1] He was scholarch for a period around 160 BC. Nothing else is known about him.


  1. ^ Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, iv. 60; Cicero, Academica, ii. 6.


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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.