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Proclus, was born at Constantinople early in the 5th century. He studied Aristotle and Plato under Heliodorus at Alexandria, and was instructed in theurgic mysteries at Athens by a philosopher named Plutarch and the priestess of Eleusis. He was banished from the city by the Christians on account of his aggressive proselytism, but was afterwards allowed to return, and died there in 485. Proclus was surnamed Diadochos, or "the Successor," because he followed Syrianus as head of the Athenian school.