), of Flavia Neapolis, in Palestine, a philosopher and rhetorician, was the pupil and successor of Proclus, respecting whose life he wrote a work, which is still extant. Proclus died A. D. 485; Marinus, therefore, lived under the emperors Zeno and Anastasius.
Marinus wrote some philosophical works. (Suid. s. v.
An epigram of his, on his own life of Proclus, is preserved in the Greek Anthology. (Brunck, Anal.
vol. ii. p. 446; Jacobs, Anth. Graec.
vol. iii. p. 153, vol. xiii. p. 915.)
Life of Proclus
The publication of his life of Proclus is fixed by internal evidence to the year of Proclus's death; for he mentions an eclipse which will happen when the first year after that event shall have been completed (p. 29; Clinton, Fast. Rom. sub an.
Marines' life of Proclus was first published with the works of Marcus Antoninus, Tigur. 1559, 8vo., reprinted Lugd. Bat. 1626, l2mo.
; next with the work of Proclus on Plato's theology, Hamburg, 1618, fol.
: the first separate edition was that of Fabricius, with valuable Prolegomena, Hamburg, 1700, 4to., reprinted Lund. 1703, 8vo.
Boissonade has re-edited the work, with a much improved text, and valuable notes of his own, in addition to the Prolegomena and notes of Fabricius, Lips. 1814, 8vo.
Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. ix. p. 370; Vossius, de Hist. Graec.
p. 319, ed. Westermann.