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(Θεμίστιος; Themístios).

Commentator on Aristotle (Aristotle, commentators on) and politician (c. AD 317 - c. 385).

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I. Life Commentator on Aristotle and politician, c. AD 317-385

T. was probably born in Paphlagonia, and received his training in rhetoric and philosophy from his father Eugenius, himself a philosopher (Them. Or. 20). Between c. AD 345 and 355, he led his own school of philosophy at Constantinople, preparing paraphrases (some …

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R.TO., “Themistius”, 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 11 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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