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Works: 1,929 works in 4,690 publications in 11 languages and 68,532 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Other, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: B693.E53, 186.4
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The six Enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
49 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computer version of an English translation of The Enneads by Plotinus, plus DOS applications
The enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
83 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Enneads bring together Platonism, mystic passion and ideas from Greek philosophy, together with striking variants of the Trinity and other central Christian doctrines, to produce a highly original synthesis. Yet despite the profundity of his thought, and his immense influence on mystics and religious writers, Plotinus (AD 204-70) remained largely inaccessible. What was desperately needed, suggest John Dillon in his Biographical Sketch, was 'an interpretative translation, which would boldly tease out all the nuances of Plotinus' crabbed and condensed language, and reproduce it in English of proper nobility'. Such is precisely the achievement of Stephen MacKenna; his book ranks with the greatest translations of the twentieth century
Plotinus by Plotinus ( Book )
67 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PLOTINUS (A.D. 204/5-270), possibly of Roman descent, but certainly a Greek in education and environment, was the first and greatest of Neoplatonic philosophers. Practically nothing is known of his early life, but at the age of 28 he came to Alexandria, and studied philosophy with Ammonius 'Saccas' for 11 years. Wishing to learn the philosophy of the Persians and Indians he joined the expedition of Gordian III against the Persians in 243, not without subsequent danger. Aged 40 he came to Rome and taught philosophy there till shortly before his death. In 253 he began to write and continued to do so till the last year of his life. His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them many years after his master's death in six sets of nine treatises each (the Enneads). He regarded Plato as his master, and his own philosophy is a profoundly original development of the Platonism of the first two centuries of the Christian era and the closely related thought of the Neophthagoreans, with some influences from Aristotle and his followers and the Stoics, whose writings he knew well but used critically. There is no real trace of Oriental influence on his thought, and he was passionately opposed to Gnosticism. He is a unique combination of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. He was deeply respected by many members of the Roman aristocracy and a personal friend of the Emperor Gallienus and his wife. He devoted much of his time to the care of orphan children to whom he had been appointed guardian. But before his death his circle of friends had broken up, and he died alone except for his faithful friend and doctor Eustochius. His thought dominated later Greek philosophy and influenced both Christians and Moslems, and is still alive today because of its union of rationality and intense religious experience
Plotini Opera by Plotinus ( Book )
92 editions published between 1492 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essential Plotinus; representative treatises from the Enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
22 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophy of Plotinus ; representative books from the Enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
7 editions published between 1950 and 1982 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enneadi by Plotinus ( Book )
76 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ennead IV. 8 on the descent of the soul into bodies by Plotinus ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Select works of Plotinus by Plotinus ( Book )
37 editions published between 1895 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Select passages illustrating Neoplatonism by E. R Dodds ( Book )
12 editions published between 1923 and 1979 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ennead III.6 : on the impassivity of the bodiless by Plotinus ( Book )
10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on the beautiful From the Greek of Plotinus by Plotinus ( )
12 editions published between 1792 and 2009 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The One and its relation to intellect in Plotinus : a commentary on selected texts by John Bussanich ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus ( Book )
13 editions published between 1857 and 2003 in French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The enneads : a new, definitive edition with comparisons to other translations on hundreds of key passages by Plotinus ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über Ewigkeit und Zeit by Plotinus ( Book )
27 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plotini Enneades, praemisso Prophyrii De vita Plotini deque ordine librorum eius libello by Plotinus ( Book )
29 editions published between 1833 and 1896 in 5 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité 38 : VI, 7 by Plotinus ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le commentaire constitue, outre une synthèse, un éclaircissement méthodique de la métaphysique et de la mystique plotinienne
Ennéades by Plotinus ( Book )
83 editions published between 1490 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Iflūṭīn ca 205-270
Plotin 203/204-270
Plotin 205-270
Plotin 205-270 de Lycopolis
Plotin ca 205-270
Plotin ca. 205-ca. 270
Plotin de Lycopolis 205-270
Plotino 0205?-0270
Plotino 203/204-270
Plotino 203/6-270
Plotino 205-270
Plotino ca 205-270
Plotino ca. 205-ca. 270
Plōtínos 0205?-0270
Plotinos 203/204-270
Plōtinos 205-270
Plotinos 205-270 Alexandrinus
Plotinos 205-270 Lycopolitanus
Plotinos 205-270 Neuplatoniker
Plotinos 205-270 Philosoph
Plotinos 205-270 Philosophus
Plotinos 205-270 Platoniker
Plotinos 205-270 von Ägypten
Plotinos Alexandrinus 205-270
Plotinos Lycopolitanus 205-270
Plotinos Neuplatoniker 205-270
Plotinos Philosoph 205-270
Plotinos Philosophus 205-270
Plotinos Platoniker 205-270
Plotinos von Ägypten 205-270
Plotinus 0205?-0270
Plotinus 205-270
Plotinus 205-270 Alexandrinus
Plotinus 205-270 Lycopolitanus
Plotinus 205-270 Philosophus
Plotinus 205-270 Romanus
Plotinus Alexandrinus 205-270
Plotinus ca 205-270
Plotinus ca. 205-ca. 270
Plotinus Lycopolitanus 205-270
Plotinus Philosophus 205-270
Plotinus Romanus 205-270
Plotyn 205-270
Plotyn ca 205-270
Plotyn ca. 205-ca. 270
Πλωτίνος 0205?-0270
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