Olympiodorus: Commentary on Platos Gorgias: Introduction by Harold Tarrant

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This book provides a translation of the only surving ancient commentary on Plato's Goroias, written by the Alexandrian Platonist Olympiodorus in the sixth century A.D.
There are substantial notes on the commentary, which assist the reader to understand the context of Olympiodorus' Platonism, the choices available to him as an interpreter, and the special characteristics of his interpretation. A full introduction tackles the issues of greatest interest that arise from the work, ...

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Overview

This book provides a translation of the only surving ancient commentary on Plato's Goroias, written by the Alexandrian Platonist Olympiodorus in the sixth century A.D.
There are substantial notes on the commentary, which assist the reader to understand the context of Olympiodorus' Platonism, the choices available to him as an interpreter, and the special characteristics of his interpretation. A full introduction tackles the issues of greatest interest that arise from the work, including the author's mission as a Hellenist resisting Christian attacks on his discipline. Indices are provided.
The authors show that there is much more of value in this commentary than has often been supposed, and that the differences between Olympiodorus' approach and those of modern commentators are often illuminating.

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'…this is a highly successful and welcome publication…a fine piece of collaboratieve scholarship…'
Christian Wildberg, Classical World.
'...important and most useful contribution to the study of later Neoplatonism.
S. Schibli, Ancient Philosophy, 2001.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004109728
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/15/1998
  • Series: Philosophia Antiqua Series, #78
  • Edition description: ENG-GRE
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Jackson, Ph.D. (1981), Princeton University, taught Classics at the University of Melbourne, and has published on Plato and Olympiodorus. He is now Assistant Director, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in the UK.
Kimon Lycos, BPhil, Oxford University, taught Philosophy at several universities, most recently at the University of Melbourne. He died in Melbourne in 1995, leaving many philosophical publications including Plato and Justice and Power (Macmillan, 1987).
Harold Tarrant, Ph.D. in Classics, Durham University, is Professor of Classics at the University of Newcastle, NSW. His many publications on ancient Platonists include Scepticism or Platonism? (Cambridge University Press, 1985) and Thrasyllan Platonism (Cornell University Press, 1993).
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