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Michael Constantine Psellus (1018–c. 1079)

Psellus, Michael Constantine (sel’lus). A Byzantine writer on miscellaneous subjects; born at Constantinople, 1018; died about 1079. He wore the title “prince of philosophers,” conferred on him by the emperors. Among his writings are: ‘Paraphrase of Aristotle on Interpretation’ (1503); ‘A Work Distributed to the Four Mathematical Sciences, Arithmetic, Music, Geometry, and Astronomy’ (printed 1532); ‘Synopsis of the Laws,’ in iambic verse (1544); ‘Dialogue about the Action of Demons’; ‘Of the Virtues of [precious] Stones.’