HECATO OF RHODES, Greek Stoic philosopher and disciple of Panaetius (Cicero, De q, ficiis, iii.
And ii., of Posidonius and Hecato in Book iii.
On these points his disciples Posidonius and Hecato seem to have reverted to orthodoxy.
Hecato slightly modified this: showing that precepts (eewpi ara) are needed for justice and temperance also, he made them scientific virtues, reserving for his second class the unscientific virtue (&Oa,pnros &porn) of courage, together with health, strength and such-like " excellencies."
The fall of the republic was a gain, for it 3 Works of Posidonius and Hecato have served as the basis of extant Latin treatises.
- iv., from Hecato, who is also the source of Stobaeus, Ed.