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(Συνέσιος; Synésios)

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[1] S. of Cyrene Neoplatonist philosopher and bishop, c. AD 400

Neoplatonist philosopher and bishop (c. AD 370 - c. 413). S., of a leading family at Cyrene (Libya superior), first studied at Alexandria [1] with the Neoplatonist philosopher Hypatia. From 399 to 402 (or 397-400; S.' chronology is disputed) he went to the court at Constantinople at the bidding of his home city to obtain ta…

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Rist, Josef (Würzburg) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Synesius”, 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 24 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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