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Gaius, a mid-Platonist (Platonism), he taught in the 1st half of the 2nd century ce and was the teacher of Albinus, whose transcription of Gaius's lecture on “elements of Plato's doctrine” filled nine books; it was read in the school of Plotinus. Other works of Gaius are not extant, although a fragment of a preserved anonymous commentary on Plato's Theaitetos that associates the Stoic (Stoics) oikeiosis doctrine with Plato's doctrine of the imitation of God as the highest goal in life, may reflect Gaius's influence. It is certain that, in his c…

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Halfwassen, Jens, “Gaius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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