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Works: 1,968 works in 5,041 publications in 12 languages and 61,826 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: B693.E53, 186.4
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Publications about Plotinus
Publications by Plotinus
Publications by Plotinus, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Plotinus
The six Enneads by Plotinus( Book )
54 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,771 libraries worldwide
Computer version of an English translation of The Enneads by Plotinus, plus DOS applications
The enneads by Plotinus( Book )
91 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 1,601 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
Plotini Opera by Plotinus( Book )
177 editions published between 1492 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,387 libraries worldwide
Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
59 editions published between 1953 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,306 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
Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )
245 editions published between 1490 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Filosofische bespiegelingen van de Griekse wijsgeer (c. 204-270), voorafgegaan door een korte levensschets
The essential Plotinus; representative treatises from the Enneads by Plotinus( Book )
22 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
The philosophy of Plotinus ; representative books from the Enneads by Plotinus( Book )
7 editions published between 1950 and 1982 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Enneadi by Plotinus( Book )
82 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Plotins Schriften by Plotinus( Book )
68 editions published between 1930 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Select works of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
25 editions published between 1895 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Select passages illustrating Neoplatonism by E. R Dodds( Book )
12 editions published between 1923 and 1979 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )
46 editions published between 1859 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Über Ewigkeit und Zeit by Plotinus( Book )
31 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )
37 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in French and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Plotini Enneades, praemisso Prophyrii De vita Plotini deque ordine librorum eius libello by Plotinus( Book )
38 editions published between 1833 and 1896 in 5 languages and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )
32 editions published between 1931 and 2003 in French and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 178 libraries worldwide
An essay on the beautiful by Plotinus( Book )
19 editions published between 1792 and 2013 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Ennead IV.8 : on the descent of the soul into bodies by Plotinus( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 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 )
16 editions published between 1794 and 2007 in English and held by 60 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 48 libraries worldwide
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Iflūṭīn ca 205-270
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
Plotino 0205?-0270
Plotino 203/6-270
Plotino 205-270
Plotino ca 205-270
Plotino ca. 205-ca. 270
Plotino filosofo greco antico
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Plōtinos 205-270
Plotinos 205-270 Alexandrinus
Plotinos 205-270 Lycopolitanus
Plotinos 205-270 Neuplatoniker
Plotinos 205-270 Philosoph
Plotinos 205-270 Philosophus
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Plotinos Alexandrinus 205-270
Plotinos Lycopolitanus 205-270
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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 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
Πλωτίνος 0205?-0270
פלוטינוס 205-270
افلوطين، 205-270? م
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