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Middle Platonism
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At his death in 347 BCE, Plato bequeathed a philosophical heritage that has not even yet spent its power. The initial carrying institution of this heritage, founded by Plato in 387 BCE, was known as the “Academy” after its location on the outskirts of Athens. This first or “Old…

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Turner (†), John D., “Middle Platonism”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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