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Herminus (Greek: Ἑρμῖνος; 2nd century) was a Peripatetic philosopher. He lived in the first half of the 2nd century.[1] He appears to have written commentaries on most of the works of Aristotle. Simplicius[2] says he was the teacher of Alexander of Aphrodisias. We learn from Alexander's commentary on the Prior Analytics that Herminus had worked on Aristotle's syllogistic system, adding innovations which Alexander disapproved of.[3] His writings, of which nothing remains, are frequently referred to by Boethius, who mentions a treatise by him, On Interpretation (Greek: περὶ Ἑρμηνείας), as also Analytics and Topics.

A Stoic philosopher called Herminus is mentioned by Longinus in the preface to his book On Ends. This Herminus had been a teacher when Longinus was young (c. 230).[4]


  1. ^ Lucian, Demonax, 56.
  2. ^ Simplicius, ad Arist. de Caelo, ii. 23
  3. ^ Alan K. Bowman, Peter Garnsey, Dominic Rathbone, (2000) The Cambridge ancient history: The High Empire, A.D. 70-192, page 936. Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ Geert Roskam, (2005), On the path to virtue: the Stoic doctrine of moral progress and its Reception in (Middle-) Platonism, page 393. Leuven University Press

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