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On the eternity of the world = De aeternitate mundi

Author: Proclus; Helen S Lang; A D Macro; Jon McGinnis
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the fifth century A.D., Proclus served as head of the Academy in Athens, which had been founded 900 years earlier by Plato. Proclus was the last great systematizer of Greek philosophy, and his work exerted a powerful influence in late antiquity, in the Arab world, and in the Renaissance. His treatise On the Eternity of the World formed the basis for virtually all later arguments for the eternity of the world and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Proclus (Diadochus)
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Proclus; Helen S Lang; A D Macro; Jon McGinnis
ISBN: 0520225546 9780520225541
OCLC Number: 45667861
Language Note: One appendix in Latin.
Description: xii, 189 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Other Titles: De aeternitate mundi.
De aeternitate mundi
Responsibility: Proclus ; Greek text with introduction, translation, and commentary by Helen S. Lang and A.D. Macro ; argument I translated from the Arabic by Jon McGinnis.
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In the fifth century AD, Proclus served as head of the Academy in Athens that had been founded 900 years earlier by Plato. This bilingual edition comprises Proclus's 17 arguments (II-XVIII) on the  Read more...

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schema:reviewBody""In the fifth century A.D., Proclus served as head of the Academy in Athens, which had been founded 900 years earlier by Plato. Proclus was the last great systematizer of Greek philosophy, and his work exerted a powerful influence in late antiquity, in the Arab world, and in the Renaissance. His treatise On the Eternity of the World formed the basis for virtually all later arguments for the eternity of the world and for the existence of God; consequently, it lies at the heart of neoplatonic philosophy and the controversy between pagans and Christians at the end of antiquity. No known copy survives." "Proclus's eighteen Arguments were quoted, however, within John Philoponus's polemic against him, written in the sixth century; but the opening pages of the sole extant manuscript, which contained the first Argument, have been lost. In this book, Helen Lang and A.D. Macro present the seventeen Arguments preserved by Philoponus and translate them as an independent work. The first Argument, which survives in Arabic, is also included and makes this the only complete edition of On the Eternity of the World since antiquity." "This edition comprises the seventeen Arguments (II-XVIII) in Greek and English, along with an introduction, synopses, and detailed notes to help readers with or without Greek understand them philosophically and historically. Two appendices complete the volume: the Arabic text of the first Argument, also with English translation and notes, and the first modern edition of an important Latin translation from the Renaissance."--BOOK JACKET."
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