Proclus( 8 February 412 - 17 April 485 )
Proclus Lycaeus , called the Successor , was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher, one of the last major Classical philosophers . He set forth one of the most elaborate and fully developed systems of Neoplatonism. He stands near the end of the classical development of philosophy, and was very influential on Western medieval philosophy .
Proclus was born February 8, 412 AD , in Constantinople to a family of high social status in Lycia and raised in Xanthus. He studied rhetoric, philosophy and mathematics in Alexandria, with the intent of pursuing a judicial position like his father. Before completing his studies, he returned to Constantinople when his rector, his principal instructor , had business there.
Proclus became a successful practicing lawyer. However, the experience of the practice...