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b. ca. AD 317 in Paphlagonia;

d. shortly after AD 388;

Greek philosopher, rhetor and politician.


Works include: paraphrases with commentaries on the works of Aristoteles [6] (from Themistius’ time as a teacher of philosophy, around 345–355); speeches to emperors (official addresses nos. 1–1…

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Gerhardt, Thomas, “Themistius”, 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 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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