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Gardens of philosophy : Ficino on Plato

Author: Marsilio Ficino; Arthur Farndell
Publisher: London : Shepheard-Walwyn, 2006.
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In forty short articles, this book presents the author's commentaries on the meaning and implications of twenty-five of Plato's Dialogues and of the twelve Letters traditionally ascribed to Plato. It  Read more...

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Ficino, Marsilio, 1433-1499.
Gardens of philosophy.
London : Shepheard-Walwyn, 2006
(OCoLC)652392058
Named Person: Plato.; Marsilio Ficino; Plato.; Plato.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marsilio Ficino; Arthur Farndell
ISBN: 0856832405 : 9780856832406
OCLC Number: 71891674
Description: xv, 192 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface by Clement Salaman --
The historical context by Michael Shepherd --
Translator's introduction --
Acknowledgments --
Socrates --
Plato --
Welcome --
PART ONE: SUMMARIES OF TWENTY-FIVE DIALOGUES OF PLATO. --
Translator's notes to Part One --
Ficino's preface to his Commentaries on Plato --
Hipparchus: the desire for gain --
Philosophy or the lover --
Theages: wisdom --
Meno: virtue --
Alcibiades I: nature of man --
Alcibiades II: prayer --
Minos: law --
Euthyphro: holiness --
Hippias: the beautiful and noble --
Lysis: friendship --
Theaetetus: knowledge --
Ion: poetic inspiration --
Statesman: kingship --
Protagoras: virtue --
Euthydemus: the views of the Sophists --
Lesser Hippias: truthfulness --
Charmides: temperance --
Laches: courage --
Cratylus: names --
Gorgias: rhetoric --
Apology: Socrates' defense --
Crito: Socrates' way of life --
Phaedo: nature of the soul --
Menexenus: love for one's country --
Critias: story of Atlantis --
PART TWO: DISCUSSIONS OF THE TWELVE 'LETTERS OF PLATO'. --
Translator's notes to Part Two --
First letter: from Dion to Dionysius --
Second letter: from Plato to Dionysius --
Third letter: from Plato to Dionysius --
Fourth letter: from Plato to Dion --
Fifth letter: from Dion to Perdiccas --
Sixth letter: from Plato to Hermias, Erastus, and Corsicus --
Seventh letter: from Plato to Dion's relatives and friends --
Eighth letter: from Plato to Dion's relatives and friends --
Ninth letter: from Plato to Archytas --
Tenth letter: from Plato to Aristodemus --
Eleventh letter: from Plato to Laodoman --
Twelfth letter: from Plato to Archytas --
PART THREE: APPENDICES. --
Translator's notes to Part Three --
Ficino's to ten of Plato's dialogues --
Ficino's preface to his commentaries on Plato.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: [translations by Arthur Farndell].
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