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Plato’s geography: Damascius’ interpretation of the Phaedo myth

Carlos Steel

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter shows how Proclus and Damascius approached the myth of the Phaedo as a scientific text, with particular attention paid to their attempts to understand and support Plato’s remarks about ... More


The Gods in Later Orphism

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The chapter analyzes the main features of Orphic gods. Most Orphic gods are the same as those of the Olympian religion. Yet there is a tendency in Orphism to identify gods with each other through ... More


City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria

Edward Watts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244214
eISBN:
9780520931800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244214.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This study of the men and ideas of late antique education explores the intellectual and doctrinal milieu in the two great cities of Athens and Alexandria from the second to the sixth centuries. It ... More


Past, Present, and Future in Late Neoplatonic Historical Discourse

Edward J. Watts

in Riot in Alexandria: Tradition and Group Dynamics in Late Antique Pagan and Christian Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262072
eISBN:
9780520945623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262072.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the intellectuals in Alexandria who came to be involved in the riot of 486 involving Paralius. After demonstrating the nature of the anecdotes that circulated within the school ... More


Proclus’ Legacy

Peter Adamson and Filip Karfík

in All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199640331
eISBN:
9780191830129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640331.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This last chapter presents highlights from the history of the reception of Proclus’ thought. It starts with the reception in late antiquity and the Middle Ages (Greek, Arabic, and Latin tradition), ... More


The Last Days of the Academy at Athens

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Justinian’s closing of the Academy at Athens in 529 AD is a familiar story. Under pressure from the Christian emperor, seven philosophers, heirs to Plato’s teachings, left for Persia, which, they had ... More


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