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Definition of the noun Colotes

What does Colotes mean as a name of something?

Colotes is a genus of Agamidae.

Colotes is a genus of Melyridae, described by Erichson in 1840.


Who is Colotes?

Colotes of Lampsacus was a pupil of Epicurus, and one of the most famous of his disciples. He wrote a work to prove That it is impossible even to live according to the doctrines of the other philosophers. It was dedicated to king Ptolemy Philopator. In refutation of it Plutarch wrote two works, a dialogue, to prove, That it is impossible even to live pleasantly according to Epicurus, and a work entitled Against Colotes. According to Plutarch, Colotes was clever, but vain, dogmatical, and intolerant. He made violent attacks upon Socrates, and other great philosophers. He was a great favourite with Epicurus, who used, by way of endearment, to call him Koλωτάρας and Koλωτάριoς. It is also related by Plutarch, that Colotes, after hearing Epicurus discourse on the nature of things, fell on his knees before him, and besought him to give him instruction. He held that it is unworthy of the truthfulness of a philosopher to use fables in his teaching, a notion which Cicero opposes.

  • also known as 克罗特斯
  • profession: Philosopher

Phrases with Colotes

Phrases ending with the word Colotes:

  1. Genus Colotes
  2. Ouleus Colotes
  3. Spialia Colotes
  4. Achlyodes Colotes
  5. Telenomus Colotes
  6. Species Spialia Colotes
  7. Spialia Colotes Colotes
  8. Species Achlyodes Colotes

Other phrases containing the word Colotes:

  1. Spialia Colotes Transvaaliae
  2. Spialia Colotes Semiconfluens

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Colotes

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Google previewThe Statesman in Plutarch's Works (2004)

Proceedings of the Sixth International Congerence of the International Plutarch Society Nijmegen/Castle Hernen, May 1-5, 2002: Plutarch's Statesman an by Lukas De Blois

The positive laws Colotes refers to are clearly outdone by divine Law to which reason, or philosophy, points the way. Now To the uneducated ruler 781C mentions, together with A, an identical item, viz. a reference to Hesiod, Works and Days ...

Google previewThe dictionary historical and critical of Mr. Peter Bayle (1738)

by Pierre Bayle, Pierre Desmaizeaux, Anthelme Tricaud, Alexis Gaudin

Colotes is blamed for ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia (1829)

or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge

With this simplicity of manner and materials the art seems to have proceeded from Polygnotus, Aglaophon, Phidias, Panaenus, Colotes, and Evenor, the father of Parrhasius, during a ...

Google previewAn Historical and Critical Dictionary (1826)

by Pierre Bayle

Plutarch proposes to Colotes the epicurean, and which has been urged with great force by Galen. It consists in this ; that every atom being destitute of a soul and sensitive faculty, no combination of atoms can become an animate and sensitive ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1L1O1T1E1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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