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Timaeus of Locres or Timaeus of Locris or Timaeus of Locri or, in Latin, Timaeus Locrus was a Pythagorean philosopher living in the 5th century BC. The Pythagoreans were an Hellenic organization of astronomers, musicians, mathematicians, and philosophers; who believed that all things are, essentially, numeric. ... A philosopher is a person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy. ...


He features in Plato's Timaeus dialogue, where he is said to come from Locri in Italy. Timaeus is a theoretical treatise of Plato, written circa 360 B.C., which conjectures on the composition of the four elements which the ancient Greeks thought made up the universe: earth, water, air, and fire. ... Locri Epizefiri was founded in 680 BC on the shores of the Ionian Sea, near Capo Zefirio (from the name of a wind), by the Locrians, apparently by Opuntii (East Locrians) from the city of Opus, but including Ozolae (West Locrians) and Lacedaemonians. ... The Italian Republic or Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. ...


He also appears as one of the speakers in Plato's Critias Critias, a dialogue of Platos, speaks about a variety of subjects. ...


Later references to Timaeus of Locres from Antiquity are by:

Some later commentators mention he might have been a character invented by Plato For other uses see Cicero (disambiguation) Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC - December 7, 43 BC) was an orator and statesman of Ancient Rome, and is generally considered the greatest Latin prose stylist. ... For the computing technology, see PLATO System. ... Proclus Lycaeus (February 8, 412 - April 17, 487), surnamed The Successor (Greek Πρόκλος ὁ Διάδοχος Próklos ho Diádokhos), was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher. ... Diogenes Laërtius, the biographer of the Greek philosophers, is supposed by some to have received his surname from the town of Laerte in Cilicia, and by others from the Roman family of the Laërtii. ... Aristotle (sculpture) Aristotle ( Greek: Αριστοτέλης Aristotelēs) ( 384 BC – March 7, 322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher. ... For the computing technology, see PLATO System. ...


References

  • Timæus Locrus, Fragmenta et testimonia (Fragments and testimonies), commentary by Matthias Baltes - Über die Natur des Kosmos und der Seele / Timaeus Locrus ; Brill, 1972, xii-252 p. Coll. « Philosophia Antiqua ».

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The Internet Classics Archive | Timaeus by Plato (7010 words)
And we too, Socrates, as Timaeus says, will not be wanting in enthusiasm; and there is no excuse for not complying with your request.
And now, Timaeus, you, I suppose, should speak next, after duly calling upon the Gods.
Enough, if we adduce probabilities as likely as any others; for we must remember that I who am the speaker, and you who are the judges, are only mortal men, and we ought to accept the tale which is probable and enquire no further.
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