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Philon or Philon the Pythagorean

10. The PYTHAGOREAN. Clemens Alexandrinus (Strom. i. p. 305), and Sozomenes (1.12), mention Philon Πυθαγόρειος. It is probable from their language that they both mean by the person so designated PHLON JUDAEUS. Jonsius (ibid. 3.100.4, p. 17) is strongly of opinion that Philon the elder, and this Philon mentioned by Clemens, are the same. Fabricius, who once held this opinion, was led to change his views (Fabric. Bibl. vol. i. p. 862), and tacitly assumes (vol. iv. p. 738) that Sozomenes indicated Philon Judaeus by this epithet.

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