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Plotinus (205–270)

Plotinus (plō-tī’nus). An Alexandrine, the most celebrated representative of Neo-Platonism; born at Lycopolis in Egypt, 205 A.D.; died at Minturnæ in Campania, 270. His writings were collected by his disciple Porphyrius, and divided into six parts, each part subdivided into nine books. The doctrine of Plotinus starts from the basis of Plato’s doctrine of ideas; but with that he combines many foreign elements of supernaturalism, mysticism, and extravagant idealism.