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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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Raoul, opening his large eyes, like the absent man in Theophrastus, made no answer, but his sadness increased two shades.
Every one knows and sings his two stanzas 'To Celia'--'Drink to me only with thine eyes,' which would still be famous without the exquisitely appropriate music that has come down to us from Jonson's own time, and which are no less beautiful because they consist largely of ideas culled from the Greek philosopher Theophrastus.
Probable descriptions of the banana can be found in Theophrastus 1968: IV.
These philosophers include Alexander, Theophrastus, Themistius, and Avempace, in addition to Averroes, whom he treats as a primary source.
Classical and early-modern works of philosophy from Plato, Aristotle, Theophrastus and Seneca, as well as Descartes and Pascal.
Likewise, Prometheus is characterized as the father of philosophy by Theophrastus, the inventor of gymnastics by Philostratus, or the first man to discover how to store and carry fire in a fennel stalk, or to teach men to wear rings on their fingers, by Pliny" (Raggio 50).
Viewed as a series of separate pieces of sharply defined character, a set of musical variations resembles certain old literary works such as the collection of brief, trenchant delineations of Ethical Characters by Theophrastus held together by one common idea or purpose.
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3; Hort 1916) Theophrastus gives an account of the methods employed for extracting pitch in Macedonia and Syria: pine-wood logs were heaped on a sloping piece of cleared ground, covered with earth and fired as in charcoal-burning.