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b. AD 410/412 in Constantinople;

d. AD 485 in Athens;

important Greek universal scholar, and Neo-Platonist philosopher; became head of the Neo-Platonic school in Athens around AD 450.


Only parts of Proclus’ extensive work survive. Extant are: (1) systematic philosophical treatises, (2) commentaries on Plato [1] , (3) ma…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Proclus”, 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 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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