Antisthenes (Heraclitean)

Antisthenes (Ancient Greek: Ἀντισθένης) was a writer from ancient Greece who was a disciple of Heraclitus, on whose work he wrote a commentary.[1]

This Antisthenes may be the same as the one who wrote a work on the succession of the Greek philosophers (αἱ τῶν φιλοσόφων διαδοχαί), which is often referenced by Diogenes Laërtius in his own work.[2] This remains unclear, however, and Laërtius may have been referring to the historian Antisthenes of Rhodes instead, who may have also been the same Antisthenes mentioned by Phlegon of Tralles.[3]


  1. Diogenes Laërtius, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers 9.15, 6.19
  2. Diogenes Laërtius, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers 1.40, 2.39, 98, 6.77, 87, 7.168, &c.
  3. Phlegon of Tralles, On Wonders 3

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Leonhard Schmitz, Leonhard (1870). "Antiphon". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 208.

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