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b. 372/1 or 371/0 BC in Eresus (Lesbos);

d. 288/7or 287/6 BC in Athens;

Greek peripatetic philosopher and natural scientist; pupil and successor of Aristoteles [6] .


The ancient register of his works demonstrates Theophrastus’ universality; however, of the 225 titles mentioned there, only a few a…

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Siede, Mechthild and Stein, Markus, “Theophrastus”, 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 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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