Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Plotinus
(825 words)

b. AD 205, probably in Lyco (Lycopolis) in Egypt;

d. in AD 270 near Minturnae (Latium);

Greek philosopher; founder of Neoplatonism.

Works

Almost all information about Plotinus and his works, in particular their chronological order, stem from the biography by his disciple Porphyrius, which prefaced all ancient editions. A scholium to Enneádes (Enn.) 4,6,29/30 might…

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Thiel, Rainer, “Plotinus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0179>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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