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CLEOBULUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 494 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CLEOBULUS, one of the Seven Sages of Greece, a native and tyrant of Lindus in Rhodes. He was distinguished for his strength and his handsome person, for the wisdom of his sayings, the acuteness of his riddles and the beauty of his lyric poetry. Diogenes Laertius quotes a letter in which Cleobulus invites Solon to take refuge with him against Peisistratus; and this would imply that he was alive in 56o B.C. He is said to have held advanced views as to female education, and he was the father of the wise Cleobuline, whose riddles were not less famous than his own (Diogenes Laertius i. 89-93). See F. G. Mullach, Fragmenta Philosophorum Graecorum, i. CLEOMENES (KXeo7dv is), the name of three Spartan kings of the Agiad line.
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