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LC control no.n 91064768
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Personal name headingAlbinus
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See alsoAlcinous, active 2nd century
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Special noteFormerly identified with Alcinous, fl. 2nd cent.
Found inHis the Platonic doctrines of Albinus, c1991.
LC data base, 6/28/91 (MLC hdg.: Albinos; usage: Albinos)
His Enseignement des doctrines de Platon, 1990: t.p. (Alcinoos) p. viii (scholars dispute about whether the author of this work is Alcinoos or Albinus; it is not known whether or not they are the same person)
NUC pre-56 (Albinus; ref. from Alcinous Platonicus)
Nüsser, O. Albins Prolog und die Dialogtheorie des Platonismus, 1991: t.p. (Albins) p. 14 (Alkinoos)
His The handbook of Platonism, 1993: CIP t.p. (Alcinous) galley (commentator asserts that paleographic and internal evidence show that author has been incorrrectly identified as Albinus, and that the true author is a 2nd-century middle Platonist philosopher named Alcinous (not Alcinous the Stoic), but that there is no further information about him)
Alcinoos. Enseignement des doctrines de Platon, 2002: p. vii-ix (since 1879 Alcinoos was identified with Albinus, but current evidence shows that the author of Didaskalikos was not Albinus, but a middle Platonist named Alcinoos; not the same as Alcinous the Stoic, who spelled his name Ἀλκίνους, not Ἀλκίνοος, the spelling of the author of Didaskalikos)
Brill's new Pauly online, 8 December 2010 (Alcinous, Ἀλκίνοος, Alkínoos; Platonic philosopher of the 2nd century AD, author of Didaskalikos, which was previously ascribed to Albinus of Smyrna)
Oxford classical dictionary, 1996: p. 50 (Albinus; Platonist philosopher and pupil of Gaius; taught at Smyrna; author of a preface to Plato's dialogues called Prologos or Eisagōgē; attribution of him by J. Freudenthal in 1879 with the Didaskalikos "has recently been convincingly impugned") p. 54 (Alcinous was long identified with the 2nd century AD Platonist Albinus)