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[New Entry by Riccardo Chiaradonna and Adrien Lecerf on August 27, 2019.] Iamblichus (ca. 242 - ca. 325) was a Syrian Neoplatonist and disciple of Porphyry of Tyre, the editor of Plotinus' works. One of the three major representatives of early Neoplatonism (the third one being Plotinus himself), he exerted considerable influence among later philosophers belonging to the same tradition, such as Proclus, Damascius, and Simplicius. His work as a Pagan theologian and exegete earned him high praise and made a decisive contribution to the transformation of Plotinian metaphysics into the full-fledged system...

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