skip to content


Works: 1,774 works in 5,325 publications in 12 languages and 61,680 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: B693.E53, 186.4
Publication Timeline
Publications about Plotinus
Publications by Plotinus
Publications by Plotinus, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Plotinus
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Plotinus
The enneads by Plotinus( Book )
829 editions published between 1490 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 5,107 libraries worldwide
The Enneads bring together Platonism, mystic passion and ideas from Greek philosophy, together with striking variants of the Trinity and other central Christian doctrines, to produce a highly original synthesis. Yet despite the profundity of his thought, and his immense influence on mystics and religious writers, Plotinus (AD 204-70) remained largely inaccessible. What was desperately needed, suggest John Dillon in his Biographical Sketch, was 'an interpretative translation, which would boldly tease out all the nuances of Plotinus' crabbed and condensed language, and reproduce it in English of proper nobility'. Such is precisely the achievement of Stephen MacKenna; his book ranks with the greatest translations of the twentieth century
The six Enneads by Plotinus( Book )
54 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,738 libraries worldwide
"The Six Enneads ... is the collection of writings of Plotinus, edited and compiled by his student Porphyry (c. 270 AD). Plotinus was a student of Ammonius Saccas and they were founders of Neoplatonism. His work, through Augustine of Hippo, the Cappadocian Fathers, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and several subsequent Christian and Muslim thinkers, has greatly influenced Western and Near-Eastern thought." -- Wikipedia
Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
195 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,574 libraries worldwide
PLOTINUS (A.D. 204/5-270), possibly of Roman descent, but certainly a Greek in education and environment, was the first and greatest of Neoplatonic philosophers. Practically nothing is known of his early life, but at the age of 28 he came to Alexandria, and studied philosophy with Ammonius 'Saccas' for 11 years. Wishing to learn the philosophy of the Persians and Indians he joined the expedition of Gordian III against the Persians in 243, not without subsequent danger. Aged 40 he came to Rome and taught philosophy there till shortly before his death. In 253 he began to write and continued to do so till the last year of his life. His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them many years after his master's death in six sets of nine treatises each (the Enneads). He regarded Plato as his master, and his own philosophy is a profoundly original development of the Platonism of the first two centuries of the Christian era and the closely related thought of the Neophthagoreans, with some influences from Aristotle and his followers and the Stoics, whose writings he knew well but used critically. There is no real trace of Oriental influence on his thought, and he was passionately opposed to Gnosticism. He is a unique combination of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. He was deeply respected by many members of the Roman aristocracy and a personal friend of the Emperor Gallienus and his wife. He devoted much of his time to the care of orphan children to whom he had been appointed guardian. But before his death his circle of friends had broken up, and he died alone except for his faithful friend and doctor Eustochius. His thought dominated later Greek philosophy and influenced both Christians and Moslems, and is still alive today because of its union of rationality and intense religious experience
The essential Plotinus; representative treatises from the Enneads by Plotinus( Book )
23 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
Plotins Schriften by Plotinus( Book )
164 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Select works of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
25 editions published between 1895 and 1994 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Schriften by Plotinus( Book )
50 editions published between 1830 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Select passages illustrating Neoplatonism by E. R Dodds( Book )
11 editions published between 1923 and 1979 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Ennead III. 6 : on the impassivity of the bodiless by Plotinus( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
61 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Traités 22-26 by Plotinus( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Suite de l'édition intégrale des 54 traités rédigés par le principal représentant du néoplatonisme
The enneads : a new, definitive edition with comparisons to other translations on hundreds of key passages by Plotinus( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Über Ewigkeit und Zeit by Plotinus( Book )
26 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Traité sur les nombres : Ennéade VI, 6 [34] by Plotinus( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Traité 38 : VI, 7 by Plotinus( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in French and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Le commentaire constitue, outre une synthèse, un éclaircissement méthodique de la métaphysique et de la mystique plotinienne
An essay on the beautiful by Plotinus( Book )
25 editions published between 1792 and 2013 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Les Ennéades de Plotin by Plotinus( Book )
26 editions published between 1857 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Ennead IV. 8 : on the descent of the soul into bodies by Plotinus( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Five books of Plotinus, viz. On felicity; On the nature and origin of evil; On Providence; On nature, contemplation, and the One; and On the descent of the soul by Plotinus( Book )
18 editions published between 1794 and 2007 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
The essence of Plotinus, extracts from the six Enneads and Porphyry's life of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
13 editions published between 1934 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 libraries worldwide
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Iflūṭīn ca 205-270
Plotin, 203/204-270
Plotin 205-270
Plotin 205-270 de Lycopolis
Plotin antiker griechischer Philosoph
Plotin ca 205-270
Plotin ca. 205-ca. 270
Plotin de Lycopolis 205-270
Plotin ок.204-ок.270
Plotino 0205?-0270
Plotino, 203/204-270
Plotino 203/6-270
Plotino 205-270
Plotino ca 205-270
Plotino ca. 205-ca. 270
Plotino filosofo greco antico
Plōtínos 0205?-0270
Plotinos, 203/204-270
Plōtinos 205-270
Plotinos 205-270 Alexandrinus
Plotinos 205-270 Lycopolitanus
Plotinos 205-270 Neuplatoniker
Plotinos 205-270 Philosoph
Plotinos 205-270 Philosophus
Plotinos 205-270 Platoniker
Plotinos 205-270 von Ägypten
Plotinos Alexandrinus 205-270
Plotinos Lycopolitanus 205-270
Plotinos Neuplatoniker 205-270
Plotinos Philosoph 205-270
Plotinos Philosophus 205-270
Plotinos Platoniker 205-270
Plotinos von Ägypten 205-270
Plotinos ок.204-ок.270
Plotīns sengrieķu filozofs
Plotinus 0205?-0270
Plotinus 205-270
Plotinus 205-270 Alexandrinus
Plotinus 205-270 Lycopolitanus
Plotinus 205-270 Philosophus
Plotinus 205-270 Romanus
Plotinus Alexandrinus 205-270
Plotinus ca 205-270
Plotinus ca. 205-ca. 270
Plotinus filosoof uit Romeinse Keizerrijk (203-270)
Plotinus Lycopolitanus 205-270
Plotinus Neoplatonist philosopher
Plotinus Philosophus 205-270
Plotinus Romanus 205-270
Plotyn 205-270
Plotyn ca 205-270
Plotyn ca. 205-ca. 270
Plotyn grecki filozof
Πλωτινοζ 205-270
Πλωτίνος 0205?-0270
Плотин ок.204-ок.270
פלוטינוס 205-270
افلوطين، 205-270? م
플로티노스 205-270
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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