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    DescriptionThis important collection of original essays is the first to concentrate at length on how the ancients responded to the challenge of reading and interpreting Plato, primarily between 100 BC and AD, edited by Lloyd Gerson, University of Toronto; 600. It incorporates the fruits of recent research into late antique philosophy, in particular its approach to hermeneutical problems. While a number of prominent figures, including Apuleius, Galen, Plotinus, Porphyry and lamblichus, receive detailed attention, several essays concentrate on the important figure of Proclus, in whom Neoplatonic interpretation of Plato reaches it most impressive, most surprising and most challenging form. The essays appear in chronological of their focal interpreters, giving a sense of the development of Platonist exegesis in this period. Reflecting their devotion to a common theme, the essays have been carefully edited and are presented with a composite bibliography and indices.


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    Title
    Reading Plato in Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Harold Tarrant, Edited by Dirk Baltzly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715634554
    ISBN 10: 0715634550
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC22: 184
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, LCO010000
    Abridged Dewey: 184
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15230
    LC classification: B395 .R374 2006
    Thema V1.0: QDHA
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    04 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Harold Tarrant is Professor of Classics, University of Newcastle (Australia) and the author of many books, including Plato's First Interpreters (2000) and Recollecting Plato's Meno (2005), both published by Duckworth. Dirk Baltzly is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Monash University (Australia) and co-editor (with Harold Tarrant) of Pleasure and Power, Virtues and Vices: essays in ancient moral philosophy (2001).