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Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus

Volume 5. Book 4

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  • Date Published: January 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316505250

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  • 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. It has had an enormous influence on subsequent Plato scholarship. 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 fifth in the edition, presents Proclus' commentary on the Timaeus, dealing with Proclus' account of static and flowing time; we see Proclus situating Plato's account of the motions of the stars and planets in relation to the astronomical theories of his day. The volume includes a substantial introduction, as well as notes that will shed new light on the text.

    • Highlights the significance of Proclus' commentary in the history of Platonism
    • Features an English-Greek glossary and a Greek word index
    • Includes notes on the translation and background information
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    • Date Published: January 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316505250
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgement
    Notes on the translation
    Introduction
    1. The structure of Book IV
    2. The eighth gift of time: eternity and the higher time
    3. The ninth gift: visible time and the planets
    4. Platonic exegesis and contemporary astronomy
    5. The greatest gift of all: the four kinds of living creature
    6. Conclusion
    Works cited
    Commentary on Plato's Timaeus: Volume V, Book 4
    Proclus on time and the stars
    Analytical table of contents
    Translation
    English-Greek glossary
    Greek word index
    General index.

  • Author

    Proclus

    Editor and Translator

    Dirk Baltzly, University of Tasmania
    Dirk Baltzly is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tasmania. He was educated at Ohio State University and has worked previously at King's College London and Monash University, Victoria. He has published widely on ancient Greek philosophy, with particular emphasis on late antique Platonism. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.

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