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Hierocles of Alexandria  

Hermann S. Schibli

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Mar 2017
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Philosophy
Hierocles of Alexandria (to be distinguished from Hierocles, Stoic) was a Neoplatonic philosopher whose studies, teaching, and writing took place in the first half of the 5th centuryce, corresponding ... More

the self in Greek literature  

Christopher Gill

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Mar 2017
The notion of “self” is a non-technical one, bridging the areas of psychology and ethics or social relations. Criteria for selfhood include psychological unity or cohesion, agency, ... More

law, Roman, institutional scheme of  

Jakob Fortunat Stagl

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Jul 2016
The institutional scheme of Roman law was developed primarily by Gaius on the basis of a preceding tradition of law manuals. The scheme consists of dividing the law into a General Part, ... More

poetic unity, Greek  

Richard Hunter

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Apr 2016
Greek discussion of unified organic form, as both a biological principle and a literary virtue, has been very influential in Western criticism. What survives before late antiquity of that Greek ... More

Agatharchides, of Cnidus, Greek historian, geographer, and Peripatetic philosopher, c. 215–after 145 BCE  

Kenneth S. Sacks

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Mar 2016
Who lived most of his adult life in *Alexandria (1), eventually leaving, perhaps in flight to Athens after 145. He was not, as previously believed, regent to *Ptolemy (1) IX but was in the ... More

Alcmaeon (2), of Croton, Greek philosopher, 5th cent. BCE  

Gwilym Ellis Lane Owen and Malcolm Schofield

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Mar 2016
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Philosophy
Wrote a philosophical book dedicated to a group of Pythagoreans (see pythagoras (1)), and known to *Aristotle and *Theophrastus. It mostly concerned the nature of man. Alcmaeon explained ... More

Ammonius (2) Saccas  

Erik Robertson Dodds and John Dillon

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Mar 2016
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Philosophy
Ammonius (2) Saccas, of *Alexandria (1), Platonist philosopher, active in first half of 3rd cent. ce, famous as the teacher of *Plotinus, who studied under him 232–42, as well as of *Origen (1) the ... More

Anaxagoras, c. 500–428 BCE  

Malcolm Schofield

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Mar 2016
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Philosophy
Anaxagoras (probably 500–428 BCE), son of Hegesibulus, and a native of *Clazomenae; the first philosopher known to have settled in Athens. The evidence for his biography, although relatively ... More

Anaximander, of Miletus, d. c. 547 BCE  

Charles H. Kahn

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Mar 2016
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Philosophy
Anaximander of *Miletu (died soon after 547 BCE), said to be an associate or disciple of *Thales, was the first Greek to write a prose treatise ‘On the Nature of Things’ (Peri physeōs). ... More

Anaximenes (1)  

Charles H. Kahn

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Mar 2016
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Philosophy
Anaximenes (1), of *Miletus (traditional floruit 546–525 bce) followed in the footsteps of *Anaximander in composing a treatise in Ionian prose in which he developed a world system on the ... More

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