- Timaeus of Locri
Timaeus of Locri (
Latin: Timaeus Locrus) was a Greek Pythagorean philosopherliving in the 5th century BC.
He also appears as one of the speakers in Plato's "Critias".
Later references to Timaeus of Locri from Antiquity are by:
Cicero, in his " De re publica" (I, X, 16), where he is described as an intimate of Plato
Proclus, in his "Commentary on Plato's Timaeus" (II, 38, I)
* Simplicius and
Diogenes Laërtius, in their descriptions of, and commentaries on Aristotle's work
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 (see
M. F. Burnyeat).
*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
*Timaeus Locrus, Henry Cary, 1854: [http://books.google.com/books?id=kekIAAAAQAAJ&dq=Sisyphus+inauthor:plato+date:0-1920&lr=&as_brr=1&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0]
*Timaeus Locrus in English2: [http://www.davemckay.co.uk/philosophy/pythagoras/pythagoras_v2.php?name=volume2.timaeus.mindnecessityformmatter]
*Timaeus Locrus in Greek: [http://books.google.com/books?id=tT1U6haM6fsC&pg=PA46&dq=Platonis+et+qu%C3%A6+vel+Platonis+esse+feruntur+vel+Platonica+locrus#PPA45,M1]
*Cicero's Timaeus in Latin: [http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/cicero_timaeus.html]
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