Nicholas of Damascus - ܢܝܩܘܠܐܘܣ ܕܕܪܡܣܘܩ (ca. 64 BC - after 4 BC) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Historian and peripatetic philosopher, who served as adviser to Herod the Great (74-4 BC). Excerpts from the Syriac version of his compendium covering Aristotle’s works on natural philosophy and metaphysics (‘On the philosophy of Aristotle’) are preserved in ms. Cambridge, Gg. 2.14 (copied in 15/16th cent.?).1


  • ܢܝܩܘܠܐܘܣ ܕܕܪܡܣܘܩ
  • Nicholas of Damascus
  • Nicolaus of Damascus1, 10

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  • Birth: ca. 64 BC1
  • Death: after 4 BC1

Works Cited

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  • 1 H. Takahashi, "Nicolaus of Damascus." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 307, 307.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Nicolaus of Damascus.Link to Bibliographic Record.

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James E. Walters et al., “Nicholas of Damascus — ܢܝܩܘܠܐܘܣ ܕܕܪܡܣܘܩ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Nicholas of Damascus — ܢܝܩܘܠܐܘܣ ܕܕܪܡܣܘܩ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Nicholas of Damascus — ܢܝܩܘܠܐܘܣ ܕܕܪܡܣܘܩ

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