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Alexander of Aphrodisia
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Alexander of Aphrodisias was an Aristotelian philosopher active at the beginning of the 3rd century CE. Thanks to an inscription discovered in 2001 and published in A. Chaniotis (2004), it has been possible to establish that the native city was Aphrodisias in Caria and that his father, also a philosopher, was called Titus Aurelius Alexander. Our Alexander presents himself as one of diadochoi in Athens, that is, likely the holder of the chair in Aristotelian philosophy established in Athens…

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Gili, Luca, “Alexander of Aphrodisia”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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