TIMO

Athens
320 - 230 B.C.





BIOGRAPHY

A Greek Sceptic, philosopher and writer. Timon worked as a dancer in his youth, due to his poverty, to earn a living. Later on he studied at the side of Stilpon and Pyrron. His lectures brought him money and fame, leading to his retirement in 275 BC, when he left Athens and started writing. Only extracts are saved out of his works, including tragedies, satirical dramas, comedies, poems and “silloi”, sarcastic attacks against dogmatic philosophers.