Idealistic, lofty, or extravagant. Beyond the contingent and accidental in human experience, but not beyond all human knowledge. Compare transcendent. Origen of alexandria. Origen of alexandria, one of the greatest christian theologians, is famous for composing the seminal work of christian neoplatonism, his treatise on first principles.
A little known verse of the bible reads and he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other. It was round all about, and his height was five cubits. And a line of thirty cubits did compass it about. There are three classical problems in greek mathematics which were extremely influential in the development of geometry. These problems were those of squaring the circle, doubling the cube and trisecting an angle. Although these are closely linked, we choose to examine them in separate articles.