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Theon [3]
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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.



Theon [3] | Θέων


Perseus | BNP

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1st-2nd c. CE

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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 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Theon_3>
First published online: 2015

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