Neanthes of Cyzicus is apparently the name of two writers whose works have largely been lost. The elder Neanthes of Cyzicus was a disciple of Philiscus of Miletus, who himself had been a pupil of Isocrates. An honorary decree of 287 BC in which the people Delphi award him the proxeny is the earliest of "only five decrees from the third century honoring historians, teachers of grammar or literature, or philosophers for their educational activities in the cities' gymnasia."
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