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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.
Carobs have grown in our region since ancient times; the extracted gum was used as an adhesive in mummification, and Theophrastus used it to treat diarrhoea.
Though wind plays a large role in the Peripatetic literature of Aristotle-era Athens, says Mayhew, the only treatise devoted entirely to it is On Winds by Aristotle's student Theophrastus of Eresus.
Aristotle, Theophrastus and the Physiologoi in Aspasius, On Nicomachean Ethics 156.
It is titled Prognosticatio Eximii Doctrois Theophrasti Paracelsi, which translates (roughly) from the Latin as predictions or prophecies from the famous doctor, pharmacologist, alchemist, astrologer, and much else, Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), normally just known as Paracelsus.
He distinguishes two strains of melancholic theory, the "genial" variety, derived from Aristotle and Theophrastus, associated with "exceptional excellence" and genius, and memorialized by Petrarch and Ficino.
A pupil of Aristotle, Theophrastus (ca 370-ca 286 BC) is regarded as its father.
This is even an enjoyable read for anyone ready for a different and fresh approach to traversing Homer's "wine-dark seas" and other Greek epics as well as encounters with Herodotus and encyclopedists such as Theophrastus and Pliny.
Location of works, place of delivery supplies or performance: Mas de Grille, 1 rue Theophrastus Renaudot 34430 Saint-Jean-de-Vdas
However, Syene is not known for its emeralds or jewels of any kind and the region that Theophrastus calls 'Psepho' is otherwise unknown.