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Neoplatonic (4th cent. AD), pupil of Iamblichus' pupil  Aedesius [1] in Pergamum. He taught the future emperor Julian, at first in Pergamum with Eusebius of Myndus, then in Ephesus with the Neoplatonic philosopher Maximus. C. was also the teacher of Eunapius, who, in his Vitae philosophorum et sophistarum (ch. 23 p. 90,21-101,16 Giangrande), sketches a most vivid portrait of him.


R. Goulet, in: Id. 2, 1994, 320-323.

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Hadot, Pierre (Limours), “Chrysanthius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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