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In a single quantity, this publication brings jointly a brand new English translation of Plato's Meno, a range of illuminating articles on issues within the discussion released among 1965 and 1985 and an creation environment the Meno in its ancient context and establishing up the major philosophical matters which some of the articles speak about.
All’incipit di queste pagine, l’autore tiene a precisare che esse, rispetto all’argomento e personaggi trattati, non vogliono in alcun modo essere o rappresentare un “trattato”, un “manuale” di Filosofia dell’Antichità – ce ne sono già fin troppi nelle librerie – ma possono certamente rappresentare un immaginario dialogo “leggero” tra due persone che s’incontrano… in sogno: il Filosofo Carneade e l’autore appunto.
Priscian of Lydia was once one of many Athenian philosophers who took safe haven in 531 advert with King Khosroes I of Persia, after the Christian Emperor Justinian stopped the instructing of the pagan Neoplatonist college in Athens. This was once one of many earliest examples of the sixth-century diffusion of the philosophy of the commentators to different cultures.
Proclus (412-485 A. D. ) was once one of many final legit 'successors' of Plato on the head of the Academy in Athens on the finish of Antiquity, earlier than the varsity used to be eventually closed down in 529. As a prolific writer of systematic works on quite a lot of issues and the most influential commentators on Plato of all occasions, the legacy of Proclus within the cultural historical past of the west can hardly ever be overvalued.
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