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Ma'ximus Epiro'ta

Μάξιμος Ἠπειρώτης), a native of Epeirus, or perhaps Byzantium, whence he is also called Byzantius, was one of the instructors of the emperor Julian in philosophy and heathen theology. He must not be confounded with Maximus of Ephesus, who was likewise one of the teachers of Julian. Of his life we know little.


Maximus wrote,

1. Περὶ ἀλύτων ἀντιθέσεων,


Published Graec. et Lat. by H. Stephanus, Paris, 1554, 8vo. ad calcem Operum Minor. Critic. Dionysii Halicarn.

2. Ὑπομνήματα πρὸς Ἀριστοτέλην,

3. Περὶ ἀριφμᾶν,

4. Other works

Some epistles and essays addressed to the emperor Julian.

5. Περὶ καταρχῶν vel ἀπαρχῶν

This is also ascribed to Maximus Ephesius, in whose life the reader will find a further account of this work.

Further Information

Suidas, s. v. Μάξιμος; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. iii. p. 499.


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