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Severus
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(Σευῆρος; Seuêros).

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[1] Platonist, 2nd cent.?

Platonist, probably 2nd cent. AD. He wrote a monograph On the soul [1. 80, 299; 2. 409-13, 428 f., 435 f.] and a commentary on Plato’s Timaeus [1. 52, 217 f.; 2. 407-9]. He appears in these works to be an original-minded, somewhat stoicizing interpreter of Aristotle’s doctrine of categories [1. 259; 2. 413 f.; 3. 66, 288 f.], and of Plato’s theories of the soul [1. 299; 3. 56, 278 f.] and of the origin of the wo…

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Baltes, Matthias (Münster), Holzhausen, Jens (Bamberg), Brock, Sebastian P. (Oxford), Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf), Portmann, Werner (Berlin) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Severus”, 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 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_brill130010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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