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Headword: Damaskios
Adler number: delta,39
Translated headword: Damaskios, Damascius
Vetting Status: high
Stoic philosopher,[1] Syrian,[2] [but] a disciple of Simplicius and Eulalios the Phrygians;[3] he flourished in the time of Justinian. Commentaries on Plato,[4] On First Principles, and Philosophical History were written by him.[5]
Greek Original:
Damaskios, Stôïkos philosophos, Suros, Simplikiou kai Eulaliou tôn phrugôn homilêtês: êkmazen epi tôn Ioustinianou chronôn. ge- graptai autôi hupomnêmata eis Platôna kai Peri archôn kai Philosophos historia.
c.458-after 538.
[1] Rather, the last of the Neo-platonists.
[2] From Damascus, in fact; hence his name (or nickname).
[3] For Simplicius see sigma 448; for Simplicius and Eulalius, pi 2251.
[4] Specifically, on the Parmenides, the Phaedo, and the Philebus.
[5] The Philosophical History, also known as Life of Isidore, is reconstructed from extensive quotations in the Suda and Photius. See bibliography below.
Damaskios, Das Leben des Philosophen Isidoros. Tr. Rudolf Asmus. Leipzig: Felix Meiner, 1911
Damascius, The Philosophical History. Text with translation and notes by Polymnia Athanassiadi. Athens: Apamea Cultural Association, 1999
Damascius, Vitae Isidori reliquiae. Ed. Clemens Zintzen. Hildesheim, Olms, 1967
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; historiography; philosophy
Translated by: Jason Karnes on 3 May 2002@15:59:51.
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