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Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity

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Tarrant, H and Layne, DA and Baltzly, D and Renaud, F, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity, Koninklijke Brill NV, Netherlands, pp. 682. ISBN 978-90-04-27069-5 (2018) [Edited Book]

Official URL: http://www.brill.com/products/reference-work/brill...

DOI: doi:10.1163/9789004355385_002

Abstract

Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity offers a comprehensive account of the ways in which ancient readers responded to Plato, as philosopher, as author, and more generally as a central figure in the intellectual heritage of Classical Greece, from his death in the fourth century BCE until the Platonist and Aristotelian commentators in the sixth century CE. The volume is divided into three sections: ‘Early Developments in Reception’ (four chapters); ‘Early Imperial Reception’ (nine chapters); and ‘Early Christianity and Late Antique Platonism’ (eighteen chapters). Sectional introductions cover matters of importance that could not easily be covered in dedicated chapters. The book demonstrates the great variety of approaches to and interpretations of Plato among even his most dedicated ancient readers, offering some salutary lessons for his modern readers too.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:Plato, ancient readers, philosopy
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Research Field:History of Philosophy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Baltzly, D (Professor Dirk Baltzly)
ID Code:122457
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-11-15
Last Modified:2017-11-15
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