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Hermias: On Plato’s Phaedrus


Tarrant, H and Baltzly, D, Hermias: On Plato's Phaedrus, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity, Koninklijke Brill NV, H Tarrant, DA Layne, D Baltzly, and F Renaud (ed), Netherlands, pp. 486-497. ISBN 978-90-04-27069-5 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1163/9789004355385_028


Several questions concerning this work have attracted scholarly dispute. Is it a commentary or only a set of notes? Is it from the voice of Syrianus or did the author listed in the manuscript, Hermias of Alexandria, subsequently add original material of his own? Evidence that would help to resolve these issues is in short supply, and for the purposes of this volume we can usually set them aside, and concentrate on the ways in which it illuminates the ancient reception of Plato. The in Phaedrum provides us with a unique perspective on such matters, and therein requires examination here regardless of intractable issues of authorship.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
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
UTAS Author:Baltzly, D (Professor Dirk Baltzly)
ID Code:122473
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-11-15
Last Modified:2020-01-03

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