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Headword: Μάξιμος
Adler number: mu,174
Translated headword: Maximus
Vetting Status: high
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.
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; Ibn al-Nadim, Kitab al-Fihrist 7.1.
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.
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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.
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