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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Porphyry; Gillian Clark
|Notes:||Series statement on jacket.|
|Description:||222 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Series Title:||Ancient commentators on Aristotle.|
|Other Titles:||De abstinentia.|
|Responsibility:||Porphyry ; translated by Gillian Clark.|
"There are no Neoplatonist commentaries on Aristotle's Ethics from the period AD 250-600. Thus, although this work is not a commentary on Aristotle, it fills a gap in this series by going to the heart of ethical debates among Neoplatonists around AD 300, and revealing one ascetic Neoplatonist's view of the ideal way of life. It also records rival positions taken on the treatment of animals by Greek philosophers over the previous six hundred years."--Jacket.