Eretrian

The Eretrian bull. Menedemos of Eretria, in Euboea; a Greek philosopher of the fourth century B.C. and founder of the Eretrian school which was a branch of the Socratic. He was called a “bull” from the bull-like gravity of his face.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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