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Headword: Νουμήνιος
Adler number: nu,517
Translated headword: Numenius, Noumenios
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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:
Νουμήνιος, Ἀπαμεὺς, ἀπὸ Συρίας φιλόσοφος Πυθαγόρειος. οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ τὴν τοῦ Πλάτωνος ἐξελέγξας διάνοιαν, ὡς ἐκ τῶν Μωσαϊκῶν τὰ περὶ θεοῦ καὶ κόσμου γενέσεως ἀποσυλήσασαν. καὶ διὰ τοῦτό φησι: τί γάρ ἐστι Πλάτων ἢ Μωσῆς Ἀττικίζων;
Notes:
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 1.22.150.4.
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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