Proclus

[Revised entry by Christoph Helmig and Carlos Steel on April 28, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Proclus of Athens (*412 - 485 C.E.) was the most authoritative philosopher of late
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[Revised entry by Christoph Helmig and Carlos Steel on April 28, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Proclus of Athens (*412 - 485 C.E.) was the most authoritative philosopher of late antiquity and played a crucial role in the transmission of Platonic philosophy from antiquity to the Middle Ages. For almost fifty years, he was head or 'successor' (diadochos, sc. of Plato) of the Platonic 'Academy' in Athens. Being an exceptionally productive writer, he composed commentaries on Aristotle, Euclid and Plato,...

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