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Olympiodorus

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Thomas HofmeierThomas Hofmeier

Olympiodorus (4th/6th cent.) 

Christian alchemist well versed in Egyptian culture (including its calendar and geography), whose commentary on Zosimus of Panopolis concentrates on elemental theory and quotes abundantly both ancient alchemists and Greek philosophers from the pre-Socratics to Aristotle.

Thomas Hofmeier

Bibliography

PLRE II, Olympiodorus 5.

ed. M. Berthelot and Ch.-Em. Ruelle in Collections Alchimistes (1888; repr. 1963), vol. 3, 2ème partie, iv, 69–106 with FT (annotated), vol. 2, 2ème partie, iv, 75–113.Find this resource:

Cristina Viano in P. T. Keyser and G. L. Irby-Massie, eds., Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists: The Greek Tradition and its Many Heirs (2008), 589–90.Find this resource: