In keeping with the rest of his immense oeuvre, which consists entirely of commentaries, Simplicius's Commentary on the Categories is replete with references to previous Peripatetic, Neoplatonic, and Stoic philosophers, including Themistius, Porphyry, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Herminus, Maximus, Boethus
, Cornutus, Lucius, Nicostratus, Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, and Dexippus.
Tosefta 10:12 Rabban Gamliel (41) and several elders reclined [on Pesah night] at the home of Boethus
Natanel the priest [tAZ 3.10]"), too often, she proffers rabbinic evidence as historically reliable: "Martha, of the priestly family of Boethus
, was married [emphasis added] to the high priest Joshua b.
Samuel Krauss guessed that it was Egyptian.(120) A later high priest of this family group, Ismael ben Phiabi, may even have claimed descent from Phinehas.(121) Simon ben Boethus, high priest 24-5 BC, is known to have been an Egyptian.(122) Herod's marriage to his daughter, the second Mariamme, surely a dynastic association, suggests Simon's Zadokite lineage.(123) [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is better attested than [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] for Ananus or Annas ben Sethi,(124) first high priest (AD 6-15) of another clan, and is the Egyptian Seti.
the family of Simon ben Cantheras son of Boethus (high priest AD 41-?, cf.
His teachers also included the grammarian Tyrannion and the Peripatetic philosopher Xenarchus, and under the guidance of the Peripatetician Boethus
of Citium he studied Aristotle's philosophy as well.
Simplicius credits Boethus
(not to be confused with the Roman philosopher, Boethius) with attributing this definition to Plato.
1.16.47-48, the tradition is preceded by a tradition that Martha the daughter of Boethus (another extremely wealthy woman who lived at the time of the fall of Jerusalem), when widowed, was granted an allowance of two se'ah of wine daily.
(43) According to Pesiqta Rabbati 29/30, she was granted 25 libra of silver for cosmetics and two se'ah of wine: the latter is borrowed from the similar story of Martha the daughter of Boethus (y.
For example, the Sadducees are not mentioned at all by Josephus during this period.(146) Furthermore, the appointment to the office of high priest first of the Babylonian Jew Ananel,(147) and later of Simon son of Boethus
from Alexandria, whose daughter Herod married (Ant.