Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus: Volume 3, Book 3, Part 1, Proclus on the World's Body

Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus: Volume 3, Book 3, Part 1, Proclus on the World's Body

by Proclus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521845955

ISBN-13: 9780521845953

Pub. Date: 09/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Proclus' Commentary on Plato's dialogue Timaeus is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. This 2007 edition offered the first new English translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant advances in scholarship on Neoplatonic commentators. It

Overview

Proclus' Commentary on Plato's dialogue Timaeus is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. This 2007 edition offered the first new English translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant advances in scholarship on Neoplatonic commentators. It provides an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, while also presenting Proclus' own views on the meaning and significance of Platonic philosophy. The present volume, the third in the edition, offers a substantial introduction and notes designed to help readers unfamiliar with this author. It presents Proclus' version of Plato's account of the elements and the mathematical proportions which bind together the body of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521845953
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Series:
Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Book III; Translation.

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