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Themistius (c. AD 317–c. AD 388)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-B106-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B106-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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As a pagan philosopher and adviser to Christian Roman emperors, Themistius aimed at making the celebrated writings of his heroes Plato and Aristotle more accessible through explanatory paraphrase. An apostle of cultural Hellenism to his contemporaries, in the Middle Ages he was widely known as an important epitomizer of Aristotle.

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Bussanich, John. Themistius (c. AD 317–c. AD 388), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B106-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/themistius-c-ad-317-c-ad-388/v-1.
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