Albinus, Alcinous, Arius Didymus

By Tryggve Goransson
Almqvist & Wiksell
ISBN: 91-7346-282-9
257 pages
$88.00 hardcover


The common view of the Platonism of the early centuries of the Roman empire has long been heavily influenced by the consequences of two identifications established in 1879, namely that of the Platonist Albinus with the author of the Didaskalikos, who in the manuscripts is called Alcinous, and that of Augustus' court philosopher Arius with the doxographer Arius Didymus. The former identification has now been generally abandoned by scholars but much work must still be done to clear up its consequences. The latter has not been seriously put to the test.

Ancient History
Studia Graeca et Latina Gothoburgensia

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