Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

2011 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Lagerlund

Peter Helias

  • C. H. Kneepkens
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9729-4_380


Peter (Petrus) Helias (c. 1100 – after 1166) (PH). A student of Thierry of Chartres in the 1130s, he was an influential and renowned grammarian and rhetorician at Paris. About 1155, PH became a canon at Poitiers.

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Primary Sources

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Kneepkens
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  1. 1.Medieval and Renaissance StudiesUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands