From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Plotinus (Greek: (ca. CE 204/5–270) was a major philosopher of the ancient world who is widely considered the founder of Neoplatonism (along with his teacher Ammonius Saccas). Neoplatonism was an influential philosophy in Late Antiquity. Much of our biographical information about Plotinus comes from Porphyry's preface to his edition of Plotinus' Enneads. His metaphysical writings have inspired centuries of Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Gnostic metaphysicians and mystics.
- Antiochus of Ascalon
- Disciples of Plotinus
- Plutarch of Chaeronea
- Thomas Taylor