Theophrastus

Theophrastus

[thee-uh-fras-tuhs]
noun
372?–287 b.c, Greek philosopher.

Theophrastian [thee-uh-fras-chuhn] , adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Theophrastus
Collins
World English Dictionary
Theophrastus (ˌθɪəˈfræstəs)
 
n
?372--?287 bc, Greek Peripatetic philosopher, noted esp for his Characters, a collection of sketches of moral types

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

theophrastus

Greek Peripatetic philosopher and pupil of Aristotle. He studied at Athens under Aristotle, and when Aristotle was forced to retire in 323 he became the head of the Lyceum, the academy in Athens founded by Aristotle. Under Theophrastus the enrollment of pupils and auditors rose to its highest point

Learn more about Theophrastus with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature