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Proclus: Commentary on Platos Timaeus

Proclus

Published June 30th 2013
ISBN : 9781107239821
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340 pages
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Proclus commentary on Platos 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 PlatoMoreProclus commentary on Platos 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 Platos 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 Platos 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.