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Ammonius, son of Hermeas (c. AD 440–521)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A007-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The Greek philosopher Ammonius, ‘son of Hermeas’ was an Alexandrian Neoplatonist. Educated by Proclus in Athens, he succeeded his father as head of the school in Alexandria, where he cultivated the tradition of learned commentary on Aristotle. Simplicius, Philoponus, Asclepius, Damascius and Olympiodorus ranked among his pupils.

Citing this article:
Wildberg, Christian. Ammonius, son of Hermeas (c. AD 440–521), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A007-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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