Pasicles of Thebes (Greek: Πασικλῆς ὁ Θηβαῖος; 4th century BC) was a Greek philosopher and brother of the Cynic philosopher Crates of Thebes. He attended the lectures of his brother Crates,[1] but he is otherwise connected with the Megarian school of philosophy, because Diogenes Laërtius calls him a pupil of Euclid of Megara,[2] and the Suda calls him a pupil of an unknown "Dioclides the Megarian."[3] Pasicles is said to have been the teacher of Stilpo, who became leader of the Megarian school.[1] Thus we have the implausible (although not impossible) situation of Pasicles teaching Stilpo, Stilpo teaching Crates,[4] and Crates teaching Pasicles. Crates named his son Pasicles.[5]


  1. ^ a b Suda, Stilpo
  2. ^ Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 89
  3. ^ Suda, Stilpo. But possibly Dioclides is merely a misreading of Euclides (Euclid).
  4. ^ Seneca, Epistles, x. 1
  5. ^ Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 88