Cyprus, 3rd century B.C.

A follower of the Platonic doctrines of the ancient academy and a student of the Platonic Xenocrates (his heyday between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC). He wrote On Mourning, in which he accepted moderation in the passions and in the general enjoyment of life, in contrast to the views of the Stoics and Cynics, who sought full participation in them. Crandor also wrote a commentary on Plato's Timaeus .