Cassius Longinus( Greek grammarian and philosopher Neoplatonist, a native of Syria.)
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Biography Cassius Longinus
(ca. 213-273 BC)
He studied rhetoric and philosophy in Alexandria, and then for 30 years he taught at Athens, one of his pupils was Neoplatonist Porphyry. Ok. 262 Longin left Athens to join the circle of the famous philosopher and Neo-Platonist Plotinus in Rome. Longin differed from Plotinus in the treatment of many issues, but defended him from criticism of his opponents. In 267 or 268, he went to the East, where taught the queen Zenobia of Palmyra in the Greek language and literature. Make it the main adviser in public affairs, he persuaded her to declare independence from Rome. Roman Emperor Aurelian suppressed the uprising, Zenobia was brought to Rome as a prisoner, and executed Longin.
Longinus, one of the most educated men of his time, wrote many books on literature, rhetoric and philosophy. Most, . including Homeric researches, . Homeric Questions and Answers, . On Homer as a philosopher and philological arguments (an extensive essay in the 21 book), . did not reach us, . but retained significant fragments of his writings on the main goal and art of rhetoric,
. Famous treatise on the sublime was erroneously attributed to Longin and most likely refers to 1 in. BC. In one manuscript from the author of the treatise is not named, others say it Dionysius or Longin, so it is sometimes called Dionysius Cassius Longinus.