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 (thē′ə-frăs′təs) 371?-287? bc.
Greek philosopher who succeeded Aristotle as leader of the Peripatetics and wrote important treatises in botany and other sciences, logic, and metaphysics.


(Biography) ?372–?287 bc, Greek Peripatetic philosopher, noted esp for his Characters, a collection of sketches of moral types


(ˌθi əˈfræs təs)

372?–287 B.C., Greek philosopher.
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Noun1.Theophrastus - Greek philosopher who was a student of Aristotle and who succeeded Aristotle as the leader of the Peripatetics (371-287 BC)
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Imagining being there under the care of the new head, Theophrastos, she thinks to herself, "And weave in my room for the rest of my life, obeying Theophrastos?
The festival also features a tribute concert to the renowned Greek poet and song-writer Nikos Gatsos marking 100 years since his birth with singers Maria Farantouri and Alkinoos Ioannides, a dance performance by world renowned choreographer Fotis Nikolaou and X-It Dance Theatre titled 'Waltz', as well as the famous Theophrastos Sakellaridis' operetta 'The Godson' ('O Vaftistikos').
Authors who are mentioned in this section, or from whose works there are quotations, are Homer, Aiskhylos, Sophokles, Herodotos, Aristophanes, Plato and Theophrastos.
Clement mentions in this context many teachers from among the Greeks such as: Theophrastos, Aristotle, Mithrodors, Epicures, Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras; but also thinkers from among the wise of Egypt, India, Babylon, as well as all their astrologers, and he concludes:
We know from Theophrastos that there were legal requirements in place to legitimize the transfer of property by purchase:
However, the sources he quotes need not imply that Theophrastos collaborated on the Politeiai: note, e.