(c. 396–314 BCE) An Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, and the second leader (scholarch) of the PlatonicAcademy from 339 to 314 BCE.
Origin of xenocrates
From Ancient Greek Ξενοκράτης (Ksenokratēs).
The view of Xenocrates is based on the same ideas.
He was a fellow-pupil of Polemo in the school of Xenocrates at Athens, and was the first commentator on Plato.
The appointment of Plato's nephew, Speusippus, to succeed his uncle in the Academy induced Aristotle and Xenocrates to leave Athens together and repair to the court of Hermias.
Indeed, according to Ammonius, Plato too had talked as he walked in the Academy; and all his followers were called Peripatetics, until, while the pupils of Xenocrates took the name " Academics," those of Aristotle retained the general name.
But Heracleides and Hestiacus, Speusippus and Xenocrates were also present and wrote similar reports.