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Calcidius (c. 4th century AD)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A026-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The Platonist Calcidius (sometimes less correctly spelt Chalcidius) was the author of a Latin work containing a partial translation of, and partial commentary on, Plato’s Timaeus. Although of uncertain date, the doctrinal content of his commentary reflects the thought of the Middle Platonist era (c.50 bcad 200).

Citing this article:
Dillon, John. Calcidius (c. 4th century AD), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A026-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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