Chalcidius

was a Platonic philosopher, concerning whose history ecclesiastical writers are much divided; Cave, Hody, Beausobre, and Lardner, have examined all the evidence they could find without coming to a conclusion, nor does it appear from his writings whether he was a Christian or a Gentile. It is supposed that he flourished about the year 330. He translated into Latin the former part of the Timæus of Plato, with a commentary, which afforded great scope for the speculations of the philosophers of the middle ages. This was printed in Gr. & Lat. by Meursius at Leyden, 1617, 4to, and reprinted by | Fabricius in the second volume of his edition of the works of Hyppolitus, Hamburgh, 1718, fol. 1

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Cave.—Lardner’s Works, vol. VIII.—Moreri.—Saxii Onomasticon.