From the Old Academy to Later Neo-Platonism: Studies in the History of Platonic Thought

1st Edition

Harold Tarrant

Routledge
Published January 28, 2011
Reference - 370 Pages
ISBN 9781409408284 - CAT# Y239022
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Summary

This volume collects a set of papers on ancient Platonism that span the nine centuries between Plato himself and his commentator Olympiodorus in the 6th century, many of them less easy to obtain. Much of the work is at the intersection of philosophy and literature, and a recurrent aim is to challenge existing orthodoxies and to suggest alternatives. Two further related aims are to encourage the rereading of Plato in the light of the later tradition, and the tradition in the light of influential passages of Plato. The articles are grouped here in three sections, dealing first with Socrates, Plato and the Old Academy, then with the Platonic revival and the 2nd century AD, and finally with later Neoplatonism.

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