Jason of Nysa

Summary

Jason of Nysa (Greek: Ἰάσων ὁ Νυσαεύς, Iason o Nysaevs; 1st-century BC) was a Stoic philosopher, the son of Menecrates, and, on his mother's side, grandson of Posidonius, of whom he was also the disciple and successor at the Stoic school at Rhodes.[1] He therefore flourished after the middle of the 1st century BC. The Suda lists four works of his:[1]

  • Βίοι Ἐνδόξων Vii Endoxon - Famous Lives
  • Φιλοσόφων Διαδοχαί Filosofon Diadoche - Successions of Philosophers
  • Βίος Ἑλλάδος Vios Ellados - Life of Greece, in 4 books
  • Περὶ Ῥόδου Peri Rodou - On Rhodes

However, the Suda expresses doubt about whether the third book is his, and also credits Jason of Argos as having written a Life of Greece in 4 books.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Suda, Jason ι 52
  2. ^ Suda, Jason ι 53