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The three Greek philosophers were: Carneades ex Academia (Cyrene 214/3–129/8 BC), Critolaus Peripateticus (Phaselis c.200-c.118 BC) and Diogenes Stoicus (Seleucia c.230 – c. 150/140 BC). Some sources are listed in Wiki: Plutarch, Cato Maj. 22; Aulus Gellius, VII. 14; Macrobius Saturnalia i. 5; Cicero, de Orat. ii. 37, 38.


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He was a neoplatonic and one of the leading protagonist of the Italian Renaissance Neoplatonism, following his attendance of the Council of Florence; see also: Marsilio Ficino. He promoted a "rediscovery" of ancient pre-Greek wisdom, like that of Zoroaster, and taught polytheism as opposed to monotheism. He is one of the source of the Renaissance peculiar ...


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Maybe... but it seems that there are no evidence. See: Gordon Campbell & Thomas Corns, John Milton: Life Work and Thought (2008), page 267: The circle of Milton, Lawrence, and Skinner also included Marvell, Oldenburg, and Lady Ranelagh. [...] Henry Oldenburg, a friend of Milton who was later to become Wrst president of the Royal Society (and a ...



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