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Theon [3]
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Entry Version:

This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Eleonora Rocconi and first published on 14/11/2007.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.

Grammarian:

Name:

Theon [3] | Θέων

Identity:

Perseus | BNP

Place of Origin:

Smyrna

Date:

1st-2nd c. CE

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Biography:

Theon was a philosopher and mathematician of Platonic1-Pythagorean2 orientation, but we have only a few scraps of biographical information about him. From Claudius Ptolemaeus3 astronomical treatise known as the Almagest4 (where T…

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Rocconi, Eleonora, “Theon [3]”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Theon_3>
First published online: 2015



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