Peter Helias

Peter Helias ("Petrus Helias") (c. 1100 – after 1166) was a medieval priest and philosopher. Born in Poitiers, he became a pupil of Thierry of Chartres at Paris in the 1130s, also teaching grammar and rhetoric in his school. Around 1155 he returned to Poitiers where he later died.Cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=8u2CeWdd6FEC|page=Ch. 3, pp. 512−513|chapter=Peter Helias|publisher=Blackwell Publishing|year=2005|author=C. H. Kneepkens|editor=Jorge J. E. Gracia, Timothy B. Noone|title=A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages|isbn=0631216731]

Other influences beside Thierry include William of Conches. He contributed to the theory of substance, and through Thierry, is meant to have been influenced particularly by Boethius.

In linguistics, he is regarded as having contributed ideas key to the development of grammatical categories such as parts of speech.

Works

* a commentary on Cicero's "De inventione"
* c. 1150: "Summa super Priscianum", an updated textbook on Priscian's "Institutiones grammaticae"

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Helias High School — is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Jefferson City, Missouri. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City. History Through the combined efforts of the clergy and people of Jefferson City, Missouri, Helias High School… …   Wikipedia

  • Peter Herborn — (* 25. September 1955 in Essen) ist ein deutscher Jazzmusiker (Posaunist, Bandleader, Arrangeur), Komponist und Hochschullehrer. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Wirken 2 Diskographie 3 Kompositionen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Helias Helye — Statue des Helias Helye auf dem Helye Platz in Laufen. Signatur: Brem 1992 (Inschrift auf dem Sockel: Helias Helye, Um 1400 1473, Gestiftet von Marta Schaltenbrandt, 1908 1992, Stadtburgerin von Laufen) Helias Helye (* um 1400 in Zürich oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peter Löffler — Löffler war im 15. 17. Jahrhundert ein berühmtes Tiroler Geschlecht von Glocken und Büchsengießern. Stammvater war Peter (* um 1468; † vor 1530), genannt Laiminger, kam wohl aus Heiligenkreus (Vorarlberg?) und ist ab etwa 1486 in Hötting bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eurypyga helias — Sonnenralle Sonnenralle (Eurypyga helias) Systematik Unterstamm: Wirbeltiere (Vertebrata) Klasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of scholastic philosophers — This is a list of philosophers working in the Christian tradition in Western Europe during the medieval period. See also scholasticism. compactTOC NOTOC A *Abélard, Pierre (1079 1142) *Adam Parvipontanus *Adam Pulchrae Mulieris/Adam de… …   Wikipedia

  • Summa — and its diminutive summula (plural summae viz. summulae ) are mainly used, in English and other modern langages, for texts that sum up knowledge in a field, such as the compendiums of theology, philosophy and canon law which were used both as… …   Wikipedia

  • Modistae — The Modistae (also called Modists or speculative grammarians) were the members of a school of grammarian philosophy known as Modism, active in northern France, Germany, Britain and Denmark in the 13th and 14th centuries. Their influence was felt… …   Wikipedia

  • Eurypygidae — Sonnenralle Sonnenralle (Eurypyga helias) Systematik Unterstamm: Wirbeltiere (Vertebrata) Klasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sonnenrallen — Sonnenralle Sonnenralle (Eurypyga helias) Systematik Unterstamm: Wirbeltiere (Vertebrata) Klasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.