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Timaeus of Locri

Timaeus was a philosopher of ancient Greece, originally from the town of Locri in Italy. He is described as a friend of Plato, and appears in two of his dialogues.

Plato’s dialogue Timaeus, in which he appears, is named after Timaeus. He also speaks in Critias.

There is some debate as to whether or not Timaeus actually existed, or was merely a character for the purposes of Plato’s work.

In Plato”s dialogue, Timaeus holds the view that the physical world is seperate from the eternal, unchanging one. He describes a god of the eternal world which, using the forms, created the physical world.


Name: Τιμαιος (Timaeus of Locri)
Born: 5th Century BCE
Died: 5th Century BCE