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5. Of GAZA, a Neo-Platonic philosopher, the friend of Proclus and Marinus, whom he succeeded as chief of the school. He again retired, however, into private life. His wife, according to Suidas (s. v. Ὑπατία), was Hypatia, herself also celebrated in the history of philosophy; but it seems doubtful whether Suidas has not committed an anachronism in this statement. (Wernsdorf, Dissert. iv. de Hypatia, philosopha Alexandrina; HYPATIA.) His mother, Theodote, was also one of a family of philosophers, being the sister of Aegyptus, the friend of Hermeias. (Suid. s. v. Ἐρμείας.) The life of Isidorus, by Damascius, is quoted by Photius, Biblioth. Cod. 242; see also Suid. s. v. Ἰσίδωοος, Συριανός, Μαρῖνος, Σαραπίων.

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