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b. ca. 135 BC in Apamea (Syria);

d. ca. 51 BC in Rhodes;

Greek Stoic philosopher, historian and geographer.


Only fragments are extant of his extensive and varied work. A central position is occupied by the philosophical writings, which deal with questions of physics, logic, and ethics. They are joined by the geographical work On the Ocean, the Histories (a continuation of Polybius’ [2] historical work), and a small number of mathem…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Poseidonius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0183>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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