Background for Ars Magica sagas
Some Philosophers and their Theories
- The Pre-Socratic Philosophers
- Parmenides of Elea (c.515-after 450 BCE): On Nature (Peri
- Neo-Platonism: A source of
incredible possibilities for any Ars Magica saga.
this is a brief outline of many of the salient individuals
- Justin Martyr: (b. c. 100,
Flavia Neapolis, Palestine [now Nabulus]--d. c. 165, Rome; feast
day June 1), one of the most important of the Greek
philosopher-Apologists in the early Christian church. His writings
represent the first positive encounter of Christian revelation with
Greek philosophy and laid the basis for a theology of history.
- Origen -- Latin in full OREGENES
ADAMANTIUS (b. c. 185, probably Alexandria, Egypt--d. c. 254, Tyre,
Phoenicia [now Sur, Lebanon])
- Gregory of Nyssa -- Latin GREGORIUS
NYSSENUS (b. c. 335, Caesarea, in Cappadocia, Asia Minor [now
Kayseri, Turkey]--d. c. 394; feast day March 9)
- Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite(fl.
c. 500), probably a Syrian monk who, known only by his pseudonym,
wrote a series of Greek treatises and letters for thepurpose of
uniting Neoplatonic philosophy with Christian theology and mystical
- Eriugena, John Scotus also called
JOHANNES SCOTUS ERIUGENA (b. 810, Ireland--d. c. 877), theologian,
translator, and commentator on several earlier authors in works
centring on the integration of Greek and Neoplatonist philosophy
with Christian belief.
- Averroes: Medieval Latin Averrhoes,
also called Ibn Rushd, Arabic infull Abu Al-walid Muhammad Ibn
Ahmad IbnMuhammad Ibn Rushd (b. 1126, Cordoba--d. 1198, Marrakech,
Almohad Empire), influential Islamic religious philosopher who
integrated Islamic traditions and Greek thought.
- Scholasticism: The all
important philosophical movement in Western Europe at the time of
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