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Plato in the Third Sophistic

Author: Ryan C Fowler
Publisher: New York : Walter De Gruyter, 2014.
Series: Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies.
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Plato in the Third Sophistic examines the influence and impact of Plato and Platonism in the era of Byzantine and Christian rhetoric. The volume brings together specially commissioned articles from leading scholars of late antique philosophy and literature. Their examinations show that Plato is the single most important and influential literary figure used to frame the literature of this time. Plato in the Third  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Plato.; Plato.; Plato
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan C Fowler
ISBN: 9781614510390 1614510393 9781614510321 1614510326
OCLC Number: 880400747
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; A Prolegomena to the Third Sophistic; Introduction to Plato in the Third Sophistic; Section 1: Platonist Philosophers; Reason and Irrationality: The intersection of philosophy and magic in later Neoplatonism; Rhetoric and Platonism in Fifth-Century Athens; "Pliable Platonism?" Olympiodorus and the Profession of Philosophy in Sixth- Century Alexandria; Section 2: Platonist Rhetors; Sic Traditur a Platone: Plato and the philosophers in Lactantius; Libanius Versus Plato; Platonic Ethics and Politics in Themistius and Julian. Plato (and Others) in the Orations of ThemistiusSection 3: Eusebius and the Cappadocian Fathers; The Platonism of Eusebius of Caesarea; Plato in the Cappadocian Fathers; Plato in Origen's and Gregory of Nyssa's Conception of the?A??? and the?????; Section 4: Christian Platonism and Rhetoric in Gaza; Choricius on Literature: A study of Platonic vocabulary referring to literary creation in Choricius of Gaza; "The Academy and the Lyceum are Among Us": Plato and the Platonic tradition in the works of Aeneas, Zacharias and Procopius; Index Locorum; Index Rerum.
Series Title: Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies.
Responsibility: edited by Ryan C. Fowler.

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