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Iamblichus of Chalcis
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Iamblichus of Chalcis (c. 242–c. 325 CE) was a major Neoplatonist (Neoplatonism) faithful to the ancient Hellenic religion and a disciple of Porphyry of Tyre. Active in Apamea (Syria), he was instrumental in the transformation of Plotinus’ metaphysics into the form it would later acquire in the work of authors such as Proclus and Damascius. For a source-focused introduction, see J.M. Dillon (2000…

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Lecerf, Adrien and Taormina, Daniela Patrizia, “Iamblichus of Chalcis”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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