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Plotinus

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Works: 2,052 works in 5,005 publications in 10 languages and 70,434 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Other, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: B693.E53, 186.4
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The six Enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
45 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
74 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 1,617 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 )
55 editions published between 1953 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,314 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
The essential Plotinus; representative treatises from the Enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
21 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plotini Opera by Plotinus ( Book )
64 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 799 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 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus ( Book )
113 editions published between 1896 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Select works of Plotinus by Plotinus ( Book )
34 editions published between 1817 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plotins Schriften by Plotinus ( Book )
55 editions published between 1930 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 298 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 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus ( Book )
26 editions published between 1857 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 273 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 265 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 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on the beautiful From the Greek of Plotinus by Plotinus ( )
22 editions published between 1792 and 2013 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The One and its relation to intellect in Plotinus : a commentary on selected texts by John Bussanich ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus ( Book )
22 editions published between 1861 and 1995 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus ( Book )
25 editions published between 1925 and 1993 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus ( Book )
18 editions published between 1931 and 1991 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über Ewigkeit und Zeit by Plotinus ( Book )
27 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enneadi by Plotinus ( Book )
31 editions published between 1947 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Boluoding
Flutin.
Iflūṭīn
Iflūṭīn, ca 205-270
Plotí
Plotin.
Plotin, 203/204-270
Plotin, 205-270
Plotin, ca 205-270
Plotin, ca. 205-ca. 270
Plotin de Lycopolis 205-270
Plotino
Plotino 0205?-0270
Plotino, 203/204-270
Plotino, 203/6-270
Plotino 205-270
Plotino, ca 205-270
Plotino, ca. 205-ca. 270
Plōtinos
Plōtínos 0205?-0270
Plotinos, 203/204-270
Plōtinos 205-270
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
Plotinus 0205?-0270
Plotinus, 205-270
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.
Plotyn 205-270
Plotyn, ca 205-270
Plotyn, ca. 205-ca. 270
Plotynus
Πλωτι̂νος
Πλωτίνος 0205?-0270
Плотин
פלוטינוס
أفلوطين
افلوطين، 205-270? م
プロティノス
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