Longinus (Longinos)( Greek rhetorician and philosopher)
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Longinus (lat. Cassius Longinus); Longinos (lat. Cassius Longinus), 210-273 gg. n. e., Greek rhetorician and philosopher. He worked in Athens, apparently, was the head of the Academy (cm. Plato) in 250-267 years. In 267/268 g. moved to Palmyra, at the invitation of Queen Zenobia, which supported the advice in its quest for independence. After the victory over the Emperor Aurelian Zenobia L. was sentenced to death and executed. The only surviving piece of L. Art is an eloquent (Rhetorike techne). L. wrote numerous philological works (mostly relating to the poems of Homer). Of great importance was his work Philological reading (Philologoi homoliai). The most prominent disciple L. was Porphyry, who left his city in 262, going to the dam. In medieval manuscripts under the name L. preserved unfairly attributed to him an essay on the hill.