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Proclus [Astro*Index]


(410-485) Greek mathematician. Born at Constantinople, died at Athens.

A pagan who embraced neo- Platonism, which derives from the Roman philosopher, Plotinus. His writings include commentaries on the works of Plato, Ptolemy and Euclid. A teacher at the Academy, and ultimately its head, he was driven into exile (about 450) for one year, as a result of his pagan beliefs.

See also: ♦ Plato ♦ Ptolemy ♦ Euclid


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