Proclus' Commentary on Plato's dialogue Timaeus is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. This edition offered the first new English translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant advances in scholarship on Neoplatonic commentators. It provides an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, while also presenting Proclus' own views on the meaning and significance of Platonic philosophy. The present volume, the third in the edition, offers a substantial introduction and notes designed to help readers unfamiliar with this author. It presents Proclus' version of Plato's account of the elements and the mathematical proportions which bind together the body of the world.
• Was the first English translation of this work for nearly two centuries • Includes a substantial introduction and helpful notes • Focuses on Plato's account of the elements and the mathematical proportions that bind the world together
Introduction to Book III; Translation.
'the four volumes of the Camridge translation of Proclus' commentary on the Timaeus are undoubtedly a major contribution to scholarship on Proclus. They are a wonderful compliment to the expanding scholarly literature on the philosophy of nature and cosmology in Neoplatonism, which enjoys in recent year a renewed scholarly interest.' Journal of Classical Philology