Eunapius


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Eunapius

(yo͞onā`pēəs), b. c.347, Greek Neoplatonic philosopher, whose Lives of the Philosophers and Sophists is a most valuable primary source. His continuation of Dexippus' history is lost. Like many Neoplatonists he opposed Christianity.
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29) Although such specific contextualising is suspect, Bowra does note the poem's pointedness, double meanings, and the 'relatively kind' mockery of the monks for their inconsistency when compared to Eunapius.
While their polytheist opponents, such as Libanius and Eunapius, viewed the monks' behavior as beastly, their admirers celebrated their attacks on Jews, "pagans," and "heretics.
Two freshwater sponge species, Eunapius fragilis and Spongilla aspinosa, were also found.
Eunapius depicts Iamblichus as a holy wise man able to display supernatural power.
53) This Magnus has been identified as Magnus of Nisibis, whose reputation is also attested by Eunapius, Vit.
On Eleusis, see Eunapius, Lives of the Philosophers, trans.
Now she expertly explores the emotional and religious dimensions of collective biography in the fourth-century Lives of the Philosophers by Eunapius and the anonymous History of the Monks of Egypt.