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diadochos  Term Image (διαδοχος) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: successor
Long Description: successor, the head of the Platonic Academy in the chain of transmission; however, the diadoche is hardly a matter of institutional continuity, and may be understood in the sense of the golden chain of philosophers which serves to transmit the sacred knowledge and principles of pure ( diakekatharmene) philosophy.
Source(s): The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, by Dr. Algis Uždavinys
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms