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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.


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 ...


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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