Ammonius of Athens

Ammonius of Athens (/əˈmniəs/; Greek: Ἀμμώνιος), sometimes called Ammonius the Peripatetic, was a philosopher who taught in Athens in the 1st century AD.

He was a teacher of Plutarch, who praises his great learning, and introduces him discoursing on religion and sacred rites. Plutarch wrote a biography of him which is no longer extant.

From the information supplied by Plutarch, Ammonius was clearly an expert in the works of Aristotle, but he may have nevertheless been a Platonist philosopher rather than a Peripatetic.

He may be the Ammonius of Lamprae (in Attica) quoted by Athenaeus as the author of a book on altars and sacrifices (Greek: Περὶ βωμῶν καὶ Θυσιῶν). Athenaeus also mentions a work on Athenian courtesans (Greek: Περὶ τῶν Ἀθηνσινῆ Ἑταιρίδων) as written by an Ammonius.

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