1 the importance of nemesius 1 2 nemesius and the scope of his treatise 2 3 nemesius christianity 5 4 nemesius views 7 5 nemesius sources 18 nemesius on the nature of man 1 on the nature of man 35 2 on the soul 51 3 on the union of soul and body 78 4 on the body 87 5 on the elements 91 6 on imagination 100 7 on sight 104. Nemesius treatise on the nature of man is an important text for historians of ancient thought not only as a much quarried source of evidence for earlier works now lost but also as an indication of intellectual life in the late fourth century ad. Nemesius c ad 390 was a christian philosopher and the author of the treatise de natura hominis on human nature according to the title of his book he was the bishop of emesa in syria his book is an attempt to compile a system of anthropology from the standpoint of christian philosophy . On the nature of man is an invaluable text for historians of ancient thought not only as a much contested source of evidence for earlier works now lost but also as a vivid illustration of intellectual life in the late fourth century nemesius its author was a christian bishop who was influenced by the medical works of galen as well as the philosophical writings of plato aristotle and
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