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Heráclides Póntico

Index: La lotería en Babilonia, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 456.

Heraclides Ponticus the Younger, Greek grammarian and poet, fl. c. 30-60. 

Fishburn and Hughes: "A Greek philosopher, born in Heraclea (Pontus), a pupil of Speusippus and Plato. Many books in philosophy, rhetoric, music and mathematics are attributed to him, though nothing survives. Diogenes Laertius states that Heraclides, a trickster by nature, once persuaded the people of Heraclea that, by giving him a golden crown, they would avoid the famine which threatened their city. Before dying he arranged for his corpse to disappear, wishing people to believe that he had ascended bodily to Heaven, but the plan was discovered and his name ridiculed." (88)