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Timaeus of Locri (called Timaeus Locrus in Latin, Timée de Locres in French) 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, where he is said to come from Locri in Italy. Plato (Greek: Πλάτων Plátōn) (ca. ... Timaeus is a theoretical treatise of Plato in the form of a Socratic dialogue, written circa 360 B.C. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world. ... Locri Epizephyri (epi-Zephyros, under the West wind; see also List of traditional Greek place names) was founded about 680 BC on the Italian shores of the Ionian Sea, near modern Capo Zefirio, by the Locrians, apparently by Opuntii (East Locrians) from the city of Opus, but including Ozolae (West...


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 Locri from Antiquity are by:

All ancient references to him seem to have derived from Plato: he may well be a fictional character invented for the dialogue bearing his name. Marcus Tullius Cicero (standard English pronunciation ; Classical Latin pronunciation ) (January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC) was an orator and statesman of Ancient Rome, and is generally considered the greatest Latin orator and prose stylist. ... De re publica is a work by Cicero, written in six books 54-51 BC, in the format of a Socratic dialogue, that is to say: Scipio Africanus Minor (who had died a few decades before Cicero was born) takes the role of wise old man, that is an obligatory... Plato (Greek: Πλάτων Plátōn) (ca. ... Proclus Lycaeus (February 8, 412 – April 17, 487), surnamed The Successor (Greek Πρόκλος ὁ Διάδοχος Próklos ho Diádokhos), was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher. ... Simplicius, a native of Cilicia, a disciple of Ammonius and of Damascius, was one of the last of the Neoplatonists. ... 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, marble copy of bronze by Lysippos. ... Plato (Greek: Πλάτων Plátōn) (ca. ...


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 ».
  • Oxford Classical Dictionary, 2nd edition 1996: Timaeus

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