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  • Page extent: 360 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.7 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 113
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: B387 .P7613 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Plato.--Timaeus

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521846592)

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 offers the first new English translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant recent 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 first in the edition, deals with what may be seen as the prefatory material of the Timaeus. In it Socrates gives a summary of the political arrangements favoured in the Republic, and Critias tells the story of how news of the defeat of Atlantis by ancient Athens had been brought back to Greece from Egypt by the poet and politician Solon.

• Was the first English translation of this work for nearly two centuries • Includes an introduction to the entire work and a section on how the ancients regarded Atlantis • With an English-Greek glossary and a Greek word index


General introduction to the commentary; Introduction to Book I; Translation.

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