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Headword: Ammônios
Adler number: alpha,1640
Translated headword: Ammonios, Ammonius
Vetting Status: high
Philosopher; of Alexandria; nicknamed Saccas.[1] He was of Christian parents, but became a [pagan] Greek, as Porphyry says.[2]
Greek Original:
Ammônios, philosophos, Alexandreus, ho epiklêtheis Sakkas. houtos apo Christianôn gegonen Hellên, hôs phêsi Porphurios.
RE Ammonios(14); NP Ammonios(3); OCD(4) Ammonius(2) Saccas.
Ammonios Sakkas taught the most prominent Neoplatonists, both pagan (Plotinus) and Christian (Origen: see the beginning of omega 182). See web address 1 below (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy), and cf. sigma 33 (end).
[1] 'The nickname Saccas (sack-carrier? wearer of sackcloth?) would seem to imply a humble origin, though other interpretations have been proposed' (OCD).
[2] Porphyry, Against the Christians fr. 39 Harnack (Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 6.9.7).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; Christianity; geography; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 July 1999@14:45:12.
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