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Headword: Noumênios
Adler number: nu,517
Translated headword: Numenius, Noumenios
Vetting Status: high
Of Apamea, [i.e.] from Syria; a Pythagorean philosopher. This man is the one who criticized the thought of Plato, on the grounds that he had stolen his ideas about God and the creation of the universe from the books of Moses. And because of this he says, "For what is Plato but Moses speaking Attic?"[1]
Greek Original:
Noumênios, Apameus, apo Surias philosophos Puthagoreios. houtos estin ho tên tou Platônos exelenxas dianoian, hôs ek tôn Môsaïkôn ta peri theou kai kosmou geneseôs aposulêsasan. kai dia touto phêsi: ti gar esti Platôn ê Môsês Attikizôn;
OCD4 Numenius.
Numenius of Apamea was a Platonist or Pythagorean philosopher of the 2nd century CE.
[1] cf. Porphyry, On the Cave of the Nymphs 10; Clement of Alexandria, Stromata
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 December 2000@13:17:39.
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David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 31 August 2002@11:26:16.
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Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 June 2013@00:33:13.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 18 June 2013@00:35:49.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2014@04:52:40.


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