Porphyry

[Revised entry by Eyjólfur Emilsson on June 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Porphyry (234? - 305? C.E.) was a Neoplatonist philosopher born in Tyre in Phoenicia. He studied with
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[Revised entry by Eyjólfur Emilsson on June 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Porphyry (234? - 305? C.E.) was a Neoplatonist philosopher born in Tyre in Phoenicia. He studied with Longinus in Athens and then with Plotinus in Rome from 263 - 269 C.E. and became a follower of the latter's version of Platonism. Porphyry wrote in just about every branch of learning practiced at the time but only a portion of his large output is extant. Porphyry was an influential thinker. He applied Neoplatonism to pagan religion and other spheres and is as...

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