Metaphysical Elements (Classic Reprint)

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Proclus, the famous philosopher, mathematician and poet, came into the world of time and sense on the 8th. day of February, A. D. 410, at Byzantium, and migrated from this physical life on April the 17th. 485 A. D. His parents, Patricius and Marcella, were Lycians and of an illustrious family. He was taken immed iately after his birth to their native country, to the city of Xanthus, which was consecrated to Apollo. And this happened to him by a certain divine providence: for it was necessary that he who was to be the leader of all sciences should be educated under the presiding Deity of the Muses. He received his elementary edu cation in Lycia, and then went to Alexandria, in Egypt, and became a pupil of Leonas the rhetorician, and Orion the grammarian. He likewise attended the schools of the Roman teachers, and acquired an accu rate knowledge of the Latin language. But his tutelar Goddess exhorted him to study philosophy, and to go to the Athenian schools. In obedience to this exhorta tion he attended the lectures of Olympiodorus, an emi nent Peripatetic, in order to learn the doctrine of Aris totle; and he was instructed in mathematical disciplines by Hero.

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EAN: 9781440090288
ISBN: 1440090289
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Forgotten Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2015
Seitenanzahl: 226 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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