Alexander of Aegae


Alexander of Aegae

Alexander (Gr. polytonic|Ἀλέξανδρος) of Aegae was a peripatetic philosopher who flourished in Rome in the first century, and was a disciple of the celebrated mathematician Sosigenes of Alexandria, whose calculations were used by Julius Caesar for his correction of the year.cite encyclopedia | last = Jowett | first = Benjamin | authorlink = Benjamin Jowett | title = Alexander of Aegae | editor = William Smith | encyclopedia = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology | volume = 1 | pages = 110-111 | publisher = Little, Brown and Company | location = Boston | year = 1867 | url = http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0119.html ] He was tutor to the emperor Nero. [Suda, "s. v." polytonic|Ἀλέξανδρος Αἰγαῖος] [Suetonius, "Tiberius" 57] He wrote commentaries on the "Categories" [Simplicius, "In Cat." 10.20, 13.16] and the "De Caelo" [Simplicius, "In De Caelo", 430.29-32] of Aristotle. [cf. sep entry|aristotle-commentators|Commentators on Aristotle] Attempts to ascribe some of the works of Alexander of Aphrodisias to Alexander of Aegae have been shown to be mistaken. [Victor Carlisle Barr Coutant, (1936), "Alexander of Aphrodisias: Commentary on Book IV of Aristotle's Meteorologica", page 21. Columbia University]

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