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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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
Of the Neoplatonists after Porphyry, Iamblichus and Proclus are the sources for Numenius.
Her role in the convocation of the Council of Ephesus was instrumental, as she had made an alliance with bishops Proclus and Eusebius.
Kypria in Proclus and in the Hesiodic Catalogue of Women.
Luc Deitz explains Francesco Patrizi's ideas of space, light, and soul as "bodiless bodies" and traces these ideas back to Proclus, though his suggestion that Patrizi gave space itself the shape of the tetrahedron formed by three metaphysical hierarchies is unconvincing.
Another view of self-understanding appears in classical thought with the Neoplatonic philosophers Plotinus and Proclus.
The teachings are best known through the writings of his well-published pupil and picked successor, Proclus, she says, and his own extant works are scarce.
He compares Simplicius, Philoponus, and Proclus on the subject of Plato's geometrized chemistry.
36B-D; Proclus, In Platonis Timaenm Commentarius, 3.