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Friday, May 27, 2011
Note (71.) to "History of the 'Christian' Trinity - HIST"
71. Ammonius Saccas "may be regarded as the founder of [NeoPlatonism]. Among his disciples were Plotinus, Longinus, Origen the Christian." And, "[Neo-Platonism's founder] Ammonius Saccas ... who left no writings, but whose lectures led Plotinus, his greatest disciple ... to supply the most complete corpus of philosophical principles between Aristotle ... and St. Thomas Aquinas" - Encyclopedia Americana, p. 580, v. 1, and p. 98, v. 20, 1957 ed. And "[Neo-Platonism] originated in Alexandria as the brain child of Ammonius Saccas." - Cairns, p. 109.
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