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Loeb Classical Library #442: Ennead 3

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Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) was the first and greatest of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them many years after his master's death in six sets of nine treatises each (the Enneads).

Plotinus regarded Plato as his master, and his own philosophy is a profoundly original development of the Platonism of the first two centuries of the Christian era and the closely related thought of the Neopythagoreans, with some influences from Aristotle and his followers and the Stoics, whose writings he knew well but used critically. He is a unique combination of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His thought dominated later Greek philosophy and influenced both Christians and Moslems, and is still alive today because of its union of rationality and intense religious experience.

In his acclaimed edition of Plotinus, Armstrong provides excellent introductions to each treatise. His invaluable notes explain obscure passages and give reference to parallels in Plotinus and others.

Synopsis:

Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) was the first and greatest of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them sometime between 301 and 305 CE in six sets of nine treatises each (Enneads), with a biography of his master in which he also explains his editorial principles.

Table of Contents

Sigla

Ennead III

1. On Destiny

2 and 3. On Providence (L) and (LI)

4. On Our Allotted Guardian Spirit

5. On Love

6. On the Impassibility of Things Without Body

7. On Eternity and Time

8. On Nature and Contemplation and the One

9. Various Considerations

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674994874
Translator:
Armstrong, A. H.
Author:
Armstrong, A. H.
Author:
Plotinus
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
January 1967
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 tables
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6 x 4 x 1 in 10 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) was the first and greatest of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them sometime between 301 and 305 CE in six sets of nine treatises each (Enneads), with a biography of his master in which he also explains his editorial principles.
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