Potone

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Potone (/pəˈtni/; Greek: Πωτώνη Pōtōnē; born before 427 BC) daughter of Ariston and Perictione, was Plato's older sister.[1] Her mother was Perictione and she was born in Collytus, just outside Athens. She married Eurymedon of Myrrhinus, with whom she had Speusippus.[2]

Roger Scruton's mock Platonic dialogue, Perictione in Colophon, introduces a daughter of Potone, Perictione.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Diogenes Laërtius, iii. 4
  2. ^ Diogenes Laërtius, iv. 1

References[edit]

  • Wikisource-logo.svg Laërtius, Diogenes (1925). "unknown chapter: Life of Plato . Lives of the Eminent Philosophers. Translated by Hicks, Robert Drew (Two volume ed.). Loeb Classical Library.
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Laërtius, Diogenes (1925). "The Academics: Speusippus" . Lives of the Eminent Philosophers. 1:4. Translated by Hicks, Robert Drew (Two volume ed.). Loeb Classical Library.
  • Scruton, Roger (2000). Perictione in Colophon. South Bend, Indiana: St Augustine's Press. ISBN 1890318590.