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Of Phaselis, head of the Peripatetic school, was probably an old man when he took part, with Carneades (see academy) and Diogenes the Stoic (see stoicism), in the philosophers' delegation to Rome in 155 bc. His headship of the school marks a renewal of its scientific and philosophical activities. He defended the Aristotelian doctrine of the eternity of the world against the Stoic periodic conflagration.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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