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Porphyry AKA Porphyry of Tyre

Tyre/ Lebanon under Greece 234 - 305 CE

Comments: Ancients; Aristotle's logic added to Neoplatonism; Categories of Being /Ideal/ Forms; defender of Paganism vs Christianity; Neoplatonism; Robert Fludd agreed with Iamblichus over Porphyry that Astrology was insufficient to discover one's Holy Guardian Angel, that one needed to advance beyond the physical world markers to the Intelligences of the Planets (see Higher Authority than mere scientific knowledge);

Teachers: Plotinus; Pythagoras; Plato; Aristotle ; Homer ; Bardaisan aka Bardesanes , @ 154–222;

Students: Iamblichus; Arabic translator Abd-Allāh Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ; influenced St. Augustine of Hippo; Robert Fludd; Thomas Taylor; Esme Wynne-Tyson; Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim; Alice Zimmern;

Friends: wife, Marcella;


Author: Philosophy from Oracles; Against the Christians; introduction and edited The Enneads; commentary on Euclid's Elements; Introduction (to Aristotle); On the Impropriety of Killing Living Beings for Food AKA on Abstinence from Animal Food; History of Philosophy; Vita Pythagorae; Ptolemy's Harmonics; The Cave of the Nymphs in The Odyssey;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porphyry_%28philosopher%29; http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/medren/pageturn.html?q=sefer&id=MEDREN_5941518& ;