De l'Abstinence. Livre I; Livres II-III (2 Vols.)

Porphyre; Jean Bouffartigue; Michel Patillon (Introduction & Texte établi et traduit par)

Published by Société d'Edition "Les Belles Lettres", 1979
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Octavo. LXXXIV, [2], 104, [4], [8], 256, [4]pp.Original full yellow cloth with black lettering on front covers and spines, and printer's device on front and back covers. Printer's device on title-pages. First and second volumes of a fascinating 3-volume series in which the author is urging respect for all living species and abstinence from animal flesh, and promoting an awareness of the destructive effects of human consumption on the natural world. Very minor soiling on covers. Text in French. Overall very good condition. About the author: Porphyry of Tyre (A.D. 234-c. 305) was a Neoplatonic philosopher who was born in Tyre. He edited and published the Enneads, the only collection of the work of his teacher Plotinus. He also wrote many works himself on a wide variety of topics. His Isagoge, or Introduction, is an introduction to logic and philosophy, and in Latin translation it was the standard textbook on logic throughout the Middle Ages. In addition, through several of his works, most notably Philosophy from Oracles and Against the Christians, he was involved in a controversy with a number of early Christians, and his commentary on Euclid's Elements was used as a source by Pappus of Alexandria. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: De l'Abstinence. Livre I; Livres II-III (2 ...
Publisher: Société d'Edition "Les Belles Lettres"
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: vg

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