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ⓘ Theagenes, patrician. A native of Athens, Theagenes belonged to a wealthy and aristocratic family that claimed descent from Miltiades and Plato. He had a wife, ..




                                     

ⓘ Theagenes (patrician)

A native of Athens, Theagenes belonged to a wealthy and aristocratic family that claimed descent from Miltiades and Plato. He had a wife, Asclepideneia, who was the great-granddaughter of the Neoplatonic philosopher Plutarch of Athens. He also had a son called Hegias.

He was a Roman Senator, on the terms and archon. He was a supporter of the Neoplatonic school of Proclus. After the death of Proclus, however, Theagenes came into conflict with the school administration, as he used his wing to raise their profile. He was a supporter of Pamprepius when the poet went to Athens, but then they fell of Theagenes called himself a philosopher, though Pamprepius goal was to become the best philosopher Pamprepius was forced to leave the city.

There is a Eulogy dedicated to Theagenes, probably written Pamprepius.