Proclus


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Proclus

(ˈprəʊkləs; ˈprɒk-)
n
(Biography) ?410–485 ad, Greek Neo-Platonist philosopher

Pro•clus

(ˈproʊ kləs, ˈprɒk ləs)

n.
A.D. c411–485, Greek philosopher.
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One at least of these, the "Divination by Birds", was, as we know from Proclus, attached to the end of the "Works" until it was rejected by Apollonius Rhodius: doubtless it continued the same theme of how to live, showing how man can avoid disasters by attending to the omens to be drawn from birds.
1): `If a man sow evil, he shall reap evil,' indicates a gnomic element, and the note by Proclus (7) on "Works and Days" 126 makes it likely that metals also were dealt with.
The mighty heaven," said Proclus, "exhibits, in its transfigurations, clear images of the splendor of intellectual perceptions; being moved in conjunction with the unapparent periods of intellectual natures.
This band of grandees, Hermes, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Plato, Plotinus, Olympiodorus, Proclus, Synesius and the rest, have somewhat so vast in their logic, so primary in their thinking, that it seems antecedent to all the ordinary distinctions of rhetoric and literature, and to be at once poetry and music and dancing and astronomy and mathematics.
Among their topics are the divine body of the heavens, the waves of passions and the stillness of the sea: appropriating Neoplatonic imagery and concept formation-theory in middle Byzantine commentaries on Aristotle, Proclus as heresiarch: theological polemic and philosophical commentary in Nicholas of Methone's Refutation of Proclus' Elements of Theology, the reception of Proclus from Byzantium to the West, and whether Piethon on the grades of virtues is going back to Plato by way of Neoplatonism.
in Proclus where they were invoked to describe the process of causal action in Proclus' objective theory (8).
The dominant Greek-English text today is still that of Eric Robertson Dodds, Proclus, The Elements of Theology: A Revised Text with Translation, Introduction and Commentary (Oxford University Press, 1933, 2nd ed.
Proclus is the most conspicuous example of a lunar crater formed by an oblique impact, and the zone of avoidance in its rays clearly shows during full Moon.
Proclus, in his Commentary on the Republic of Plato, discusses the myths concerning transformations of the gods, and gives an elaborate allegorical reading of Proteus as the leader of a procession of souls, seeing this passage of the Odyssey as prefiguring the Phaedrus' notion of divine processions (246e-248c).
The principal subjects here include Ptolemy, Proclus arabus, and Plotinus ambus.
Proclus Diadochus, Commentary on Euclid's Elements, Book I, Greek Mathematical Works, Volume I, The Loeb Classical Library, 1939, London, W.
notes the clear similarity between Dionysius's theory of causality and that of Proclus, he quickly suggests that Dionysius and others "probably would have retorted that this is a Scriptural notion, and in support they may have quoted St.