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athenaeus of attaleia

Athenaeus of Seleucia

Athenaeus of Seleucia, was a philosopher of the Peripatetic school who lived in the 1st centuries BC/AD. He is mentioned by Strabo as a contemporary. He was for some time the leading demagogue in his native city, but afterwards came to Rome and became acquainted with Lucius Licinius Varro Murena. On the discovery of the plot which the latter, with Fannius Caepio, had entered into against Augustus, Athenaeus accompanied him in his flight. He was retaken, but pardoned by Augustus, as there was no evidence of his having taken a more active part in the plot. He is perhaps the same person as the writer mentioned by Diodorus.

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