This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 30/11/2004.
Here is the Italian version of this entry.
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Harpocration was an exponent of Middle Platonism1 and a student of Atticus2. Proclus3 (in Remp. 2, p. 96, 11-13 Kroll) mentions him among τῶν Πλατωνικῶν οἱ κορυφαῖοι in the era before Porphyry4. Within these restrictions he is…