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Cornutus, Lucius Annaeus
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(born in Leptis, North Africa) was active as a Stoic philosopher in Rome and was exiled under Nero between 63 and 65 ce. In addition to diverse scholarly commentaries, Cornutus authored an Overview of the Greek Doctrine of the gods (᾽Επιδρομὴ τῶν κατὰ τὴν ῾Ελληνικὴν ϑεολογίαν παραδεδομἑνων/epidromḗ t#o->;n katà tḗn Hellēnikn theologían paradedoménôn). As an aid to elementary instruction in philosophy, the Overview offers a selection of the doctrines of the early philosophers. Cosmogony, important gods, their attributes and epithets, as we…

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Harich-Schwarzbauer, Henriette, “Cornutus, Lucius Annaeus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03239>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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