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Aedesia was a female philosopher of the Neoplatonic school who lived in Alexandria in the fifth century. She was a relation of Syrianus and the wife of Hermias, and was equally celebrated for her beauty and her virtues. After the death of her husband, she devoted herself to relieving the wants of the distressed and the education of her children, Ammonius and Heliodorus. She accompanied the latter to Athens, where they went to study philosophy, and was received with great distinction by all the philosophers there, and especially by Proclus, to whom she had been betrothed by Syrianus, when she was quite young. She lived to a considerable age, and her funeral oration was pronounced by Damascius, who was then a young man, in hexameter verses.

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms (1858)

With a Definition of the Moneys, Weights, and Measures of All Countries, by Peter Lund Simmonds

Aedesia, the ltalian name por roofing slates. Aedite, an ancient Spanish coln. Annoise, the French name for siate. Aednuea, or Aednunum, a Hindoo name for ginger. Ahe, the unity of surface in French measures ; a square of ten metres on a ...

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