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50 years before Philoponus, two Christians from Gaza, seeking to influence Alexandrian Christians, defended the Christian belief in resurrection and the finite duration of the world, and attacked rival Neoplatonist views. Aeneas addresses an unusual version of the food chain argument against resurrection, that our bodies will get eaten by other creatures. Zacharias attacks the Platonist examples of synchronous creation, which were the production of light, of shadow, and of a footprint in the sand. A fragment survives of a third Gazan contribution by Procopius. Zacharias lampoons the Neoplatonist professor in Alexandria, Ammonius, and claims a leading role in the riot which led to the cleverest Neoplatonist, Damascius, fleeing to Athens. It was only Philoponus, however, who was able to embarrass the Neoplatonists by arguing against them on their own terms.

This volume contains an English translation of the works by Aeneas of Gaza and Zacharias of Mytilene, accompanied by a detailed introduction, explanatory notes and a bibliography.

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Translated for the first time into English, this volume in the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series contains works of two Christian philosophers from Gaza, Aeneas of Gaza and Zacharias of Mytilene.

About the Author

Sebastian Gertz is Supernumerary Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at St John's College, Oxford, UK.
John Dillon is Regius Professor Emeritus of Greek, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Donald Russell is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature at Oxford University, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: Aeneas of Gaza: Theophrastus
Textual Emendations
Translation
Notes
Bibliography
English-Greek Glossary
Greek-English Index
Index of Passages Cited
General Index
Part Two: Zacharias of Mytilene: Ammonius
Textual Emendations
Translation
Notes
Bibliography
English-Greek Glossary
Greek-English Index
Index of Passages Cited
General Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781472558015
Author:
Dillon, John (trn)
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author:
Russell, Donald
Author:
Dillon, John
Author:
Gertz, Sebastian
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.2126 x 6.14173 in 1 lb

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