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Zosimus [Zosimos] of Panopolis locked

  • Lukas Richter

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(b Panopolis [now Ahmīm], Egypt; fl Alexandria, 3rd or 4th century ce). Greco-Egyptian alchemist and philosopher. He composed allegories, and 28 books, in the form of letters, on alchemy; only fragments survive. A musical treatise has been attributed to him, but should be considered anonymous and of the 8th or 9th century, although it represents a compilation of the ideas of alchemists of the 3rd and 4th centuries, among whom Zosimus was the most prominent figure....

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Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Kirchenmusikalisches Jahrbuch
[flourished]
Acta musicologica