Six Books of Proclus; On the Theology of Plato, Trans. from the Greek to Which a Seventh Book Is Added, in Order to Supply the Deficiency of Another B

Six Books of Proclus; On the Theology of Plato, Trans. from the Greek to Which a Seventh Book Is Added, in Order to Supply the Deficiency of Another B

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...in the first place the two latter which are subordinate. For such is the mode according to conversion. And he terminates indeed the discussion of the body of the world, having unfolded its essence, its figure, and its motion. But the theory of soul is connected with this, just as the body itself of the world is suspended from a divine soul. With respect, however, to the position of soul in the middle of the universe, it is differently explained by the different interpreters of Plato. For some call the centre of the earth the middle, but others the moon, as being the isthmus of generated and divine natures. Others again say that the sun is the middle, as being established in the place of a heart in the world, others the inerratic sphere, others the equinoctial, as bounding the breadth of the universe, and others the zodiac. And some 'Wholes whether corporeal or incorporeal are thus denominated. 1 For o-wvexTfivaTo, it is necessary to read avvtTixraivtTo. 'i. e. a circular motion. indeed place the governing principle in the centre of the universe, others in the moon, others in the sun, others in the equinoctial, and others in the zodiac. And the power of the centre testifies in favour of the first of these, since it is connective of every circulation; the motion of the moon, in favour of the second, since it variously changes generation; the vivific heat of the sun, in favour of the third; the facility of the motion of the equinoctial circle, of the fourth; and in favour of the fifth, the circulation of the stars about the zodiac. Porphyry, however, and Jamblichus, oppose all these interpretations, and reprobate them as understanding the middle in a way accompanied with interval, and enclosing in a certain part the soul of the whole world, which is...show more

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