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

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Porphyrius (Porphyry of Tyre)
(1,096 words)

b. ca. AD 234 in Tyre;

d. AD 305/10;

Greek Neo-Platonist philosopher and universal scholar, pupil of Longinus [1] and Plotinus.

Works

Porphyrius was one of the most prolific authors of Antiquity. In addition to commentaries on Aristoteles [6] , Plato [1] , and Plotinus (with the intention of integrating Aristotle into the [Neo]-Platonic system), he wrote tr…

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Thiel, Rainer, “Porphyrius (Porphyry of Tyre)”, 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 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0182>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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