Taurus of Beirut: The Other Side of Middle Platonism

1st Edition

Federico M. Petrucci

Routledge
Published March 19, 2018
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9781138186743 - CAT# Y226152
Series: Issues in Ancient Philosophy

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Summary

This volume is the first monograph devoted to the philosophy of Taurus of Beirut, and provides a long-awaited analysis of his texts and their first English translation. Through close examination of the extant witnesses, Petrucci gives a new account of Middle Platonism based on a fresh approach to the theological and cosmological view of Taurus. In this way, the book contributes substantially to the debate on Post-Hellenistic Platonism from the point of view of both exegetical methods and philosophical doctrines, and offers a starting point for a new understanding of many aspects of ancient thought.

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