skip to content
Olympiodorus on Plato : First Alcibiades 10-28 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Olympiodorus on Plato : First Alcibiades 10-28

Author: Olympiodorus, the Younger of Alexandria; Michael J Griffin
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
Series: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Olympiodorus (AD c. 500–570), possibly the last non-Christian teacher of philosophy in Alexandria, delivered 28 lectures as an introduction to Plato. This volume translates lectures 10–28, following from the first nine lectures and a biography of the philosopher published in translation in a companion volume, Olympiodorus: Life of Plato and On Plato First Alcibiades 1–9 (Bloomsbury, 2014 [2015]). For us, these  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Olympiodorus, the Younger, of Alexandria, active 6th century.
Olympiodorus on Plato First Alcibiades 10-28.
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
(DLC) 2016016007
Named Person: Plato.; Olympiodorus, the Younger of Alexandria; Olympiodorus, the Younger of Alexandria
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olympiodorus, the Younger of Alexandria; Michael J Griffin
ISBN: 9781472583994 147258399X
OCLC Number: 910412898
Language Note: Text in English, translated from the original Greek; introduction and notes in English.
Description: viii, 231 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Olympiodorus' life and society --
Philosophical excellence and the philosophical curriculum --
Pre-philosophical excellence: (1) natural and (2) habituated --
Philosophical excellence: (3) civic, (4) purificatory, (5) contemplative --
Excellence beyond philosophy: (6) inspired [and (7) hieratic] --
Summary --
The Platonic curriculum and the Alcibiades: from natural gifts to civic responsibility --
Olympiodorus' lectures on the Alcibiades --
Appendix: Olympiodorus' works --
Uncertain attributions --
Textual emendations --
Translation --
Notes --
Bibliography --
English-Greek glossary --
Greek-English index --
Index of passages cited --
Index of names and places --
Subject index.
Series Title: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Other Titles: Scholia eis ton Platōnos Alkibiadēn.
Responsibility: translated by Michael Griffin.

Abstract:

"Olympiodorus (AD c. 500–570), possibly the last non-Christian teacher of philosophy in Alexandria, delivered 28 lectures as an introduction to Plato. This volume translates lectures 10–28, following from the first nine lectures and a biography of the philosopher published in translation in a companion volume, Olympiodorus: Life of Plato and On Plato First Alcibiades 1–9 (Bloomsbury, 2014 [2015]). For us, these lectures 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 virtues of mere civic interaction. As Olympiodorus addresses mainly Christian students, he tells them that the different words they use are often symbols of truths shared between their faiths."--

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"[Michael Griffin] has taken on the thankless task of the translator with commendable enthusiasm, thoroughness and accuracy; the resulting volume is, like its predecessor, a labor of love ... G.'s Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/910412898> # Olympiodorus on Plato : First Alcibiades 10-28
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/910412898#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Scholia eis ton Platōnos Alkibiadēn.
    library:oclcnum "910412898" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#CreativeWork/alcibiades_i_plato> ; # Alcibiades I (Plato)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#Person/olympiodorus_the_younger_of_alexandria_active_6th_century> ; # the Younger of Alexandria Olympiodorus
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/184/e23/> ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#Person/olympiodorus_the_younger_of_alexandria_active_6th_century> ; # the Younger of Alexandria Olympiodorus
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#Person/griffin_michael_j_michael_james_1982> ; # Michael James Griffin
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description ""Olympiodorus (AD c. 500–570), possibly the last non-Christian teacher of philosophy in Alexandria, delivered 28 lectures as an introduction to Plato. This volume translates lectures 10–28, following from the first nine lectures and a biography of the philosopher published in translation in a companion volume, Olympiodorus: Life of Plato and On Plato First Alcibiades 1–9 (Bloomsbury, 2014 [2015]). For us, these lectures 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 virtues of mere civic interaction. As Olympiodorus addresses mainly Christian students, he tells them that the different words they use are often symbols of truths shared between their faiths."--"@en ;
    schema:description "Olympiodorus' life and society -- Philosophical excellence and the philosophical curriculum -- Pre-philosophical excellence: (1) natural and (2) habituated -- Philosophical excellence: (3) civic, (4) purificatory, (5) contemplative -- Excellence beyond philosophy: (6) inspired [and (7) hieratic] -- Summary -- The Platonic curriculum and the Alcibiades: from natural gifts to civic responsibility -- Olympiodorus' lectures on the Alcibiades -- Appendix: Olympiodorus' works -- Uncertain attributions -- Textual emendations -- Translation -- Notes -- Bibliography -- English-Greek glossary -- Greek-English index -- Index of passages cited -- Index of names and places -- Subject index."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3945350345> ; # Scholia eis ton Platōnos Alkibiadēn.
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#Series/ancient_commentators_on_aristotle> ; # Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#CreativeWork/olympiodorus_on_plato_first_alcibiades_10_28> ;
    schema:name "Olympiodorus on Plato : First Alcibiades 10-28"@en ;
    schema:productID "910412898" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781472583994> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/910412898> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#CreativeWork/alcibiades_i_plato> # Alcibiades I (Plato)
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Alcibiades I (Plato)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#Person/griffin_michael_j_michael_james_1982> # Michael James Griffin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1982" ;
    schema:familyName "Griffin" ;
    schema:givenName "Michael James" ;
    schema:givenName "Michael J." ;
    schema:name "Michael James Griffin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#Person/olympiodorus_the_younger_of_alexandria_active_6th_century> # the Younger of Alexandria Olympiodorus
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:givenName "Olympiodorus" ;
    schema:name "the Younger of Alexandria Olympiodorus" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#Series/ancient_commentators_on_aristotle> # Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/910412898> ; # Olympiodorus on Plato : First Alcibiades 10-28
    schema:name "Ancient commentators on Aristotle." ;
    schema:name "Ancient commentators on Aristotle" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945350345#CreativeWork/olympiodorus_on_plato_first_alcibiades_10_28>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Olympiodorus on Plato First Alcibiades 10-28." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/910412898> ; # Olympiodorus on Plato : First Alcibiades 10-28
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3945350345> # Scholia eis ton Platōnos Alkibiadēn.
    schema:name "Scholia eis ton Platōnos Alkibiadēn." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781472583994>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "147258399X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781472583994" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/910412898#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # Scholia eis ton Platōnos Alkibiadēn.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:inLanguage "grc" ;
    schema:name "Scholia eis ton Platōnos Alkibiadēn." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.