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Theophrastus

(c. 372—287 bc) Greek philosopher and scientist

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Theophrastus (c.372–c.287bce)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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(c.372–c.287bce),

philosopher and natural scientist. Born between 372 and 369, Theophrastus came from Eresus, a

Theofraste

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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said to be the author of the Liber aureolus de nuptiis, an anti-feminist tract preserved in St Jerome's

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R. W. Sharples

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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(c. 371–c. 287 bc). Younger colleague of Aristotle, his partner in his researches and his successor as head of the Lyceum, the school Aristotle founded. Theophrastus wrote on ... More
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Robert William Sharples

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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of *Eresus in Lesbos, associate and successor of *Aristotle. In spite of a tradition that he had been a pupil of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Pupil of Aristotle, cited on subjects ranging from the characteristics of stones to the influence of stars on embryonic development

Theophrastus in the Renaissance

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Theophrastus (c.372 bc–287 bc) was the successor to Aristotle as scholarch of the Peripatos. He was primarily a scientist rather than a philosopher; his main scientific treatises centred ... More
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Maggie Campbell-Culver

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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(371–c.287/262bc), Greek philosopher and botanist. Theophrastus was sent by his father to Athens to study under Plato. He was a contemporary, sometime pupil, and intimate friend ... More
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Robert William Sharples

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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(372/1 or 371/70–288/7 or 287/6 bc)

of Eresus in Lesbos, associate and successor of Aristotle. In spite of a tradition that he had been a pupil of ...

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A Dictionary of Scientists

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(c. 372 bc–287 bc) Greek botanist and philosopher

Theophrastus, who was born at Eresus on Lesbos (now in Greece), attended the Academy at Athens as a pupil of ...

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