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Headword: Ἰωάννης
Adler number: iota,464
Translated headword: Ioannes, John
Vetting Status: high
Grammarian; of Alexandria; nicknamed Philoponus ["Industrious"]. His writings are very numerous, on grammar, philosophy, arithmetic, rhetoric, Holy Scripture; and against the eighteen arguments of Proclus and against Severus.[1] However, he was rejected by the doctors of the church as a tritheist, and ejected from the list of the orthodox.
Greek Original:
Ἰωάννης, γραμματικός, Ἀλεξανδρεύς, ὁ ἐπικληθεὶς Φιλόπονος. τούτου συγγράμματα πάμπολλα, γραμματικά, φιλόσοφα, ἀριθμητικά, ῥητορικά, τῆς τε θείας γραφῆς καὶ κατὰ τῶν δεκαοκτὼ Προκλείων ἐπιχειρημάτων καὶ κατὰ Σεβήρου. πλὴν ὅτι παρὰ τῶν τῆς ἐκκλησίας διδασκάλων ὡς τριθεί̈της ἐκβάλλεται καὶ τοῦ καταλόγου τῶν ὀρθοδόξων ἀποδιώκεται.
c. AD 490-570s. See generally RE Ioannes(21); OCD4 Philoponus.
[1] The work against Proclus is the treatise Against Proclus on the Eternity of the World; the work against Severus is unidentified.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mathematics; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 25 April 2001@11:30:27.
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