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Headword: Μάξιμος
Adler number: mu,174
Translated headword: Maximus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
From Epirus or Byzantium, philosopher, teacher of Julian Caesar the Apostate.[1] He wrote On Insoluble Contradictions, On Forecasts, On Numbers, a commentary on Aristotle,[2] and other works [addressed] to the same Julian.
Greek Original:
Μάξιμος, Ἠπειρώτης ἢ Βυζάντιος, φιλόσοφος, διδάσκαλος Ἰουλιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ Παραβάτου. ἔγραψε Περὶ ἀλύτων ἀντιθέσεων, Περὶ καταρχῶν, Περὶ ἀριθμῶν, ὑπόμνημα εἰς Ἀριστοτέλην, καὶ ἄλλα τινὰ πρὸς τὸν αὐτὸν Ἰουλιανόν.
Notes:
See generally OCD(4) p.916, under Maximus(2) and the Ephesian Maximus(3) -- whom this entry conflates.
[1] Emperor Julian the Apostate: iota 437.
[2] Other sources for Maximus' commentaries on Aristotle: Themistius, Contra Maximum passim; Ammonius, On Aristotle's Prior Analytics 1.1.108 (where reference is made to Julian's lost work Peri ton trion schematon - Suda iota 437); Simplicius, On Aristotle's Categories 1.13-16 and On Aristotle's Physics 4.5.138.6-10; Ibn al-Nadim, Kitab al-Fihrist 7.1.
Reference:
F. Delfim-Santos, Byzantine Philosophy and Power: Maximus of Ephesus, Ph.D. thesis, Univ. Aut. Madrid, 1993.
Keywords: biography; geography; mathematics; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Filipe Delfim Santos on 28 November 1999@22:23:48.
Vetted by:
William Hutton on 30 November 1999@06:59:59.
William Hutton on 30 November 1999@07:07:03.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 17 June 2002@10:12:20.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 9 August 2003@01:54:44.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 2 May 2013@04:51:28.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 9 August 2014@07:17:26.
David Whitehead (codings etc.) on 17 May 2016@07:13:00.

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