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Greek philosopher, 427-347 B.C.
platonic love - a love in which there is no sexual desire.
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Por ejemplo, la evidencia que transmite Eusebio de Cesarea referente a Aristocles, donde atribuye a Eubulides la afirmacion de que Aristoteles no visito a Platon en la hora de su muerte y que destruyo sus libros o el ataque de Aristoteles contra el viejo Platon que, con su memoria debil, es acorralado por las preguntas de aquel y expulsado de la Academia (59).
Trabucco in two articles devoted to the philosophy of Aristocles of Messana.(6) According to Trabucco, in the series of extracts from the eighth book of Aristocles' De philosophia preserved by Eusebius in XIV.17-21, the `connecting passages' (`passi di "collegamento"') at the ends of each of the chapters in this section, between the quotations of Aristocles, depend upon Aristocles for much of their information.(7) A pattern thus emerges in the course of Eusebius' quotations from Aristocles: first, Eusebius quotes Aristocles, and then in his own words he connects this quotation to a second quotation of Aristocles in the succeeding chapter.
Prior to this passage, at XIV.17.1-9, Eusebius quotes Aristocles' criticism of the followers of Xenophanes and Parmenides, and at XIV.17.10 Eusebius himself recounts the succession of Xenophanes' disciples from Parmenides down to Pyrrho and the Sceptics, with a brief explanation of Sceptic doctrine.