Stesimbrotus of Thasos

Stesimbrotus of Thasos, who lived near about the same time with Cimon, reports of him that he had little acquaintance either with music, or any of the other liberal studies and accomplishments, then common among the Greeks; that he had nothing whatever of the quickness and the ready speech of his countrymen in Attica; that he had great nobleness and candour in his disposition, and in his character in general resembled rather a native of Peloponnesus than of Athens; Plutarch

Stesimbrotus of Thasos (Στησίμβροτος) A fifth century BC author, his work lost. He is mentioned in Plutarch's Cimmon. He is probably one of the earliest authors who uses the word "liberal studies".

He is also mentioned in Plato's Ion as one of those together with Plato and Metrodorus of Lampsacus who did not like the Characters of the Gods in the stories of Homer.

Ion. Very true, Socrates; interpretation has certainly been the most laborious part of my art; and I believe myself able to speak about Homer better than any man; and that neither Metrodorus of Lampsacus, nor Stesimbrotus of Thasos, nor Glaucon, nor any one else who ever was, had as good ideas about Homer as I have, or as many. Plato's Ion

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