Posidonius

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Posidonius (Greek: Ποσειδώνιος / Poseidonios, meaning "of Poseidon") "of Apameia" (ὁ Ἀπαμεύς) or "of Rhodes" (ὁ Ῥόδιος) (ca. 135 BCE - 51 BCE), was a Greek[1] Stoic[2] philosopher, politician, astronomer, geographer, historian and teacher native to Apamea, Syria.[3] He was acclaimed as the greatest polymath of his age. None of his vast body of work can be read in its entirety today, as it exists only in fragments.

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Life

Posidonius, nicknamed "the Athlete", was born to a Greek[1][3] family in Apamea, a Hellenistic city on the river Orontes in northern Syria, and probably died in Rome or Rhodes.

Posidonius completed his higher education in Athens, where he was a student of the aged Panaetius, the head of the Stoic school.

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