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March 31, 2017 | History

Posidonius of Apamea, of Rhodes

ca. 135 BC - 51 BC

Posidonius (pōsēdō`nēəs), Greek: Ποσειδώνιος (Poseidonios), (= “of Poseidon”), commonly named “ὁ Ἀπαμεύς” (= “of Apameia”) or “ὁ Ῥόδιος” (= “of Rhodes”) (b. ca. 135 B.C. in Apameia, Syria; d. 51 B.C. in Rome), nicknamed “the Athlete”, was a Greek Stoic philosopher, astronomer, geographer, politician (one of the Prytaneis at Rhodes), historian and teacher.
Posidonius completed his higher education in Athens, where he was a student of the aged Panaetius, the head of the Stoic school. He settled in Rhodes around 95 B.C. after extensive travels. The major representative of the Middle Stoa was acclaimed as the greatest polymath of his age.

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March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
June 1, 2011 Edited by marycee added other names
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June 1, 2011 Edited by marycee extended name, added short bio, dates, other name and link
October 20, 2008 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from University of Toronto MARC record.