13. ASINAEUS (ὁ Ἀσιναῖος
), a Neo-Platonic philosopher, a native of one of the towns which bore the name of Asine, probably of the Lacoman Asine, on the coast, near the mouth of the Eurotas.
He was a disciple of Porphyry, and one of the most eminent of the later Platonists. Proclus repeatedly mentions him in his commentaries on Plato (see the references in Fabric. Biblioth. Graec.
vol. ix. p. 443), and frequently adds to his name some laudatory epithet, ὁ μέγας
" the great," ὁ θαυμαστός
" the admirable," γενναῖος
" the noble."
He wrote a work on the soul, now lost.
It is cited by Nemesius of Emesa [NEMESIUS, No. 1] in his De Natura Hominis,
cap. ii. De Anima,
under this title of Ὅτι ἡ ψνχὴ πάντα τὰ εἴδη ἐστί
, Animam esse omnes species.
passim ; Damascius, Vita Isidori,
apud Phot. Biblioth.
Cod. 242; Brucker, Hist. Critica Philosoph.
Period ii. Pars i. Lib. 1.2.4, vol. ii. pp. 232, 249, ed. Leipzig. 1766; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. iii. p. 190, vol. ix. p. 443, vol. x. p. 373.)