Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green


  • Thomas Hockey
Reference work entry


Neo-platonist Syrianus belongs to the cadre of late pagan cosmologists. An influence on Proclus, Syrianus attempted to define the nature of space itself.

Selected Reference

  1. Sambursky, S. (1962). The Physical Worlds of Late Antiquity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA