Elias

[Revised entry by Christian Wildberg on August 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "Elias" is the name of an author which, in the course of a complicated history of textual
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[Revised entry by Christian Wildberg on August 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "Elias" is the name of an author which, in the course of a complicated history of textual transmission, has become associated with some manuscripts of late-antique commentaries on Aristotle and Porphyry. On the basis of a certain similarity in style and content, it is generally supposed that the works transmitted under the name of "Elias," just like the works attributed to "David," emerged from the school of Olympiodorus at Alexandria and that the author lived and worked there in the second...

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