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Theophrastus

[thee-uh-fras-tuh s] /ˌθi əˈfræs təs/
noun
1.
372?–287 b.c, Greek philosopher.
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Theophrastian
[thee-uh-fras-chuh n] /ˌθi əˈfræs tʃən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Theophrastus

/ˌθɪəˈfræstəs/
noun
1.
?372–?287 bc, Greek Peripatetic philosopher, noted esp for his Characters, a collection of sketches of moral types
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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

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