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Life of Plato and on Plato first Alcibiades 1--9

Author: Olympiodorus; Michael Griffin
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Series: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Olympiodorus (AD c. 500â€"570), possibly the last non-Christian teacher of philosophy in Alexandria, delivered these lectures as an introduction to Plato with a biography. For us, they can serve as an accessible introduction to late Neoplatonism. Olympiodorus locates the First Alcibiades at the start of the curriculum on Plato, because it is about self-knowledge. His pupils are beginners, able to approach the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Griffin, Michael.
Olympiodorus: Life of Plato and On Plato First Alcibiades 1â€"9.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2014
Named Person: Plato.; Plato; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olympiodorus; Michael Griffin
ISBN: 9781472588326 1472588320 9781474220286 1474220282
OCLC Number: 896872747
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Conventions; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Olympiodorus in his world; 1.1. Overview; 1.2. Olympiodorus and Christianity 16; 2. Human excellence and the First Alcibiades inlater Neoplatonism; 2.1. Th e excellences (aretai) of the ideal philosopher; 2.2. Th e role of the First Alcibiades in inculcating human excellence in later Neoplatonism; 3. The ancient tradition on the First Alcibiades; 3.1. Overview; 3.2. Th e First Alcibiades : from natural gift s to civic responsibility. 3.3. Th e First Alcibiades from the fourth century BC to Plotinus3.4. Later Neoplatonist commentary; 4. Proclus on the First Alcibiades 78; 5. Olympiodorus on the First Alcibiades; 5.1. Olympiodorus on the target, usefulness, position and divisionof the First Alcibiades; 5.2. Olympiodorus' interpretation: climbing the ladder; 5.3. Olympiodorus on the individual (to atomon); 5.4. Olympiodorus on the Life of Plato; 6. The text of Olympiodorus' lectures: this volume; 7. Conclusions; Appendix: Testimonia to the First Alcibiades, ordered by century; Notes; Textual Emendations. Olympiodorus Life of Plato and On Plato First Alcibiades 1-9 TranslationCommentary on the Alcibiades of Plato [transcribed] from the voice 1 of the distinguished philosopher Olympiodorus; [On beginning Platonic philosophy]; [Life of Plato] 11; [Lecture 1 on the First Alcibiades] 69; Lecture 2 With the god's favour 100; Lecture 3 With the god's favour; Lecture 4 With the god's favour; Lecture 5 With the god's favour; Lecture 6 With the god's favour; Lecture 7 With the god's favour; Lecture 8 With the god's favour; Lecture 9 With the god's favour; Notes; Bibliography; English-Greek Glossary. Greek-English IndexIndex of Passages Cited; Index of Names and Places; Subject Index.
Series Title: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Responsibility: Olympiodorus ; translated by Michael Griffin.

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Olympiodorus (AD c. 500â€"570), possibly the last non-Christian teacher of philosophy in Alexandria, delivered these lectures as an introduction to Plato with a biography. For us, they can serve as an accessible introduction to late Neoplatonism. Olympiodorus locates the First Alcibiades at the start of the curriculum on Plato, because it is about self-knowledge. His pupils are beginners, able to approach the hierarchy of philosophical virtues, like the aristocratic playboy Alcibiades. Alcibiades needs to know himself, at least as an individual with particular actions, before he can reach the.

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