Ammonius

[Revised entry by David Blank on November 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Ammonius (ca. 435/445 - 517/526) taught philosophy at Alexandria, where his father Hermeias had taught
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[Revised entry by David Blank on November 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Ammonius (ca. 435/445 - 517/526) taught philosophy at Alexandria, where his father Hermeias had taught earlier. Known primarily for his commentaries on Aristotle, which were said to be of greater benefit than anyone else's, he was also distinguished in geometry and astronomy. Himself a pupil of Proclus at Athens, at Alexandria Ammonius taught most of the important Platonists of the late 5th and early 6th centuries: Asclepius, Damascius and Simplicius, Eutocius, and Olympiodorus; Elias and David...

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