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Iamblichus De Anima: Text, Translation, and Commentary

Iamblichus;Dillon, John M.; John F. Finamore

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ISBN 10: 9004125108 / ISBN 13: 9789004125100
Published by Brill Academic Pub, Dulles, Virginia, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 299p. index. bibliography. Iamblichus (245-325) was the successor to Plotinus and Poprphyry and he brought a new religosity to Neoplatonism. This edition has the first English translation of De Anima. Bookseller Inventory # 014431

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Title: Iamblichus De Anima: Text, Translation, and ...

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub, Dulles, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Iamblichus (245-325), successor to Plotinus and Porphyry, brought a new religiosity to Neoplatonism. His theory of the soul is at the heart of his philosophical system. For Iamblichus, the human soul is so far inferior to the divine that its salvation depends not on philosophy alone (as it did for Plotinus) but on the aid of the gods and other divinities. This edition of the fragments of Iamblichus' major work on the soul, De Anima, is accompanied by the first English translation of the work and a commentary which explains the philosophical background and Iamblichus' doctrine of the soul. Included too are excerpts from the Pseudo-Simplicius and Priscianus (also translated with commentary) that shed further light on Iamblichus' treatise.

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John F. Finamore is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Iowa. He has published extensively on the Neoplatonic philosophers, including Iamblichus and the Vehicle of the Soul (Scholars Press, 1985). John M. Dillon, Regius Professor of Greek in Trinity College, Dublin, has published extensively on all aspects of the ancient Platonist tradition. In particular, he has edited the fragments of Iamblichus' commentaries on the Platonic dialogues, in the Philosophia Antiqua series (1972), and more recently, co-edited his De Mysteriis, (2002).

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