Iamblichus of Apameia

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Iamblichus was an Ancient Greek Neoplatonic philosopher of Apameia (Syria), and a contemporary of the emperor Julian the Apostate (331–363) and Libanius. He was thought to have committed suicide during the last year of Valens' reign (378 CE).[1]

He is often confused with Iamblichus Chalcidensis but the time at which he lived, and his intimacy with Julian, show that he belongs to a later date. The emperor, where he speaks of him, bestows extravagant praise upon him.[2]


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLeonhard Schmitz (1870). "Iamblichus". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2. p. 550. 


  1. ^ Georgius Cedrenus, Compendium Historiarum v. 1 pp. 548f., ed. Bekker (1838).
  2. ^ Libanius, Epist. p. 509, ed. Wolf; Julian, Epist. 34, 40; Fabric. Bibl. Grace, vol. v. p. 761.