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To Gaurus on how embryos are ensouled : and, On what is in our power

Author: Porphyry; James Wilberding
Publisher: London : Bristol Classical Press, 2011.
Series: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concerning embryos, Porphyry takes an original view on issues that had been left undecided by his teacher Plotinus and earlier by the doctor Galen. What role is played in the development of the embryo by the souls or the nature of the father, of the mother, of the embryo, or of the whole world? Pophyry's detailed answer, in contrast to Aristotle's, gives a big role to the soul and to the nature of the mother,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Named Person: Plato.; Porphyry; Plato; Porphyry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Porphyry; James Wilberding
ISBN: 9780715638583 0715638580
OCLC Number: 317920703
Description: xiv, 176 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: To Gaurus On How Embryos are Ensouled --
Textual Emendations and Conjectures --
Introduction --
Translation --
Notes --
Appendix 1 Anonymous Christianus, Hermippus or On Astrology 2.17 --
Appendix 2 Michael Psellus, from On How the Soul of the Body Enters and from When Embryos are Ensouled --
English-Greek Glossary --
Greek-English Index --
Subject Index --
On What is in Our Power --
Textual Emendations and Conjectures --
Introduction --
Porphyry's Commentary on Plato's Republic (181 --
187F Smith) --
Translation --
Notes --
English-Greek Glossary --
Greek-English Index --
Subject Index.
Series Title: Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Other Titles: On what is in our power.
Ad Gaurum.
Responsibility: Porphyry ; translated by James Wilberding.

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Concerning embryos, Porphyry takes an original view on issues that had been left undecided by his teacher Plotinus and earlier by the doctor Galen. What role is played in the development of the  Read more...

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