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Theophrastus
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(Θεόφραστος/Theóphrastos). Peripatetic philosopher, c. 371/0-287/6 BC, pupil and successor of Aristotle (Aristoteles [6]).

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I. Life Peripatetic philosopher, c. 371/0-287/6 BC

T., born in Eresus on Lesbos, is said to have been a pupil of Alcippus. If he also studied in Athens with Plato [1], he must …

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Fortenbaugh, William W. and Harmon, Roger (Basle), “Theophrastus”, 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 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1209710>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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