Olympiodorus: on Plato First Alcibiades 10-28 Paperback

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Olympiodorus: on Plato First Alcibiades 10-28

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Olympiodorus (AD c. 500-570), possibly the last non-Christian teacher of philosophy in Alexandria, delivered 28 lectures as an introduction to Plato. This volume translates lectures 10-28, following from the first nine lectures and a biography of the philosopher published in translation in a companion volume, Olympiodorus: Life of Plato and On Plato First Alcibiades 1-9 (Bloomsbury, 2014). For us, these lectures can serve as an accessible introduction to late Neoplatonism. Olympiodorus locates the First Alcibiades at the start of the curriculum on Plato, because it is about self-knowledge. His pupils are beginners, able to approach the hierarchy of philosophical virtues, like the aristocratic playboy Alcibiades. Alcibiades needs to know himself, at least as an individual with particular actions, before he can reach the virtues of mere civic interaction. As Olympiodorus addresses mainly Christian students, he tells them that the different words they use are often symbols of truths shared between their faiths.

Olympiodorus: on Plato First Alcibiades 10-28 was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in October 2017. The ISBN for Olympiodorus: on Plato First Alcibiades 10-28 is 9781350052222.

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Details for Olympiodorus: on Plato First Alcibiades 10-28

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (October 2017)
Number of Pages240
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4524702
Page last updated 21st September 2018
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