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Proclus

Proclus Lycaeus
Born (412-02-08)8 February 412
Constantinople
Died 17 April 485(485-04-17) (aged 73)
Athens
Other names "The Successor"
Era Ancient philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Neoplatonism

Proclus Lycaeus (/ˈprɒkləs ˌlˈsəs/; 8 February 412 – 17 April 485 AD), called the Successor (Greek Πρόκλος ὁ Διάδοχος, Próklos ho Diádokhos), was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher, one of the last major Classical philosophers (see Damascius). He set forth one of the most elaborate and fully developed systems of Neoplatonism. He stands near the end of the classical development of philosophy, and was very influential on Western medieval philosophy (Greek and Latin).

Proclus was born February 8, 412 AD (his birth date is deduced from a horoscope cast by a disciple, Marinus), in Constantinople to a family of high social status in Lycia (his father Patricius was a high legal official, very important in the Byzantine Empire's court system) and raised in Xanthus. He studied rhetoric, philosophy and mathematics in Alexandria, with the intent of pursuing a judicial position like his father. Before completing his studies, he returned to Constantinople when his rector, his principal instructor (one Leonas), had business there.


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