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Plotinus: The Enneads (Hardcover): Lloyd P. Gerson Plotinus: The Enneads (Hardcover)
Lloyd P. Gerson; Translated by John M Dillon, George Boys-Stones, James Wilberding
R2,759 Discovery Miles 27 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Enneads by Plotinus is a work which is central to the history of philosophy in late antiquity. This volume is the first complete edition of the Enneads in English for over seventy-five years, and also includes Porphyry's Life of Plotinus. Led by Lloyd P. Gerson, a team of experts present up-to-date translations which are based on the best available text, the editio minor of Henry and Schwyzer and its corrections. The translations are consistent in their vocabulary, making the volume ideal for the study of Plotinus' philosophical arguments. They also offer extensive annotation to assist the reader, together with cross-references and citations which will enable users more easily to navigate the texts. This monumental edition will be invaluable for scholars of Plotinus with or without ancient Greek, as well as for students of the Platonic tradition.

The Circle of Socrates - Readings in the First-Generation Socratics (Paperback): George Boys-Stones, Christopher Rowe The Circle of Socrates - Readings in the First-Generation Socratics (Paperback)
George Boys-Stones, Christopher Rowe
R548 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R108 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In addition to works by Plato and Xenophon, we know of dozens of treatises and dialogues written by followers of Socrates that are now lost. The surviving evidence for these writings constitutes an invaluable resource for our understanding of Socrates and his philosophical legacy. The Circle of Socrates presents new--sometimes the first--English translations of a representative selection of this evidence, set alongside extracts from Plato and Xenophon. The texts are arranged according to theme, with concise introductions that provide an overview of the topics and the main lines of thought within them. The aim is to give a fuller account of the philosophical activity of Socrates' immediate followers: both to shed light on less well known figures (some of whom inspired schools and movements that were influential in the development of later thought), and also to improve our grasp of the intellectual context within which Plato and Xenophon, the most important of the Socratics, lived and wrote. Included are a general introduction to the history, content, and character of these writings; a bibliography; an index of sources; and an index of the Socratics and their works.

Platonist Philosophy 80 BC to AD 250 - An Introduction and Collection of Sources in Translation (Hardcover, New title): George... Platonist Philosophy 80 BC to AD 250 - An Introduction and Collection of Sources in Translation (Hardcover, New title)
George Boys-Stones
R3,080 Discovery Miles 30 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Middle' Platonism has some claim to be the single most influential philosophical movement of the last two thousand years, as the common background to 'Neoplatonism' and the early development of Christian theology. This book breaks with the tradition of considering it primarily in terms of its sources, instead putting its contemporary philosophical engagements front and centre to reconstruct its philosophical motivations and activity across the full range of its interests. The volume explores the ideas at the heart of Platonist philosophy in this period and includes a comprehensive selection of primary sources, a significant number of which appear in English translation for the first time, along with dedicated guides to the questions that have been, and might be, asked about the movement. The result is a tool intended to help bring the study of Middle Platonism into mainstream discussions of ancient philosophy.

Plotinus: The Enneads (Paperback): Lloyd P. Gerson Plotinus: The Enneads (Paperback)
Lloyd P. Gerson; Translated by George Boys-Stones, John M Dillon, R.A.H. King, Andrew Smith, …
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Enneads by Plotinus is a work which is central to the history of philosophy in late antiquity. This volume is the first complete edition of the Enneads in English for over seventy-five years, and also includes Porphyry's Life of Plotinus. Led by Lloyd P. Gerson, a team of experts present up-to-date translations which are based on the best available text, the editio minor of Henry and Schwyzer and its corrections. The translations are consistent in their vocabulary, making the volume ideal for the study of Plotinus' philosophical arguments. They also offer extensive annotation to assist the reader, together with cross-references and citations which will enable users more easily to navigate the texts. This monumental edition will be invaluable for scholars of Plotinus with or without ancient Greek, as well as for students of the Platonic tradition.

The Platonic Art of Philosophy (Hardcover, New): George Boys-Stones, Dimitri El Murr, Christopher Gill The Platonic Art of Philosophy (Hardcover, New)
George Boys-Stones, Dimitri El Murr, Christopher Gill
R1,895 R1,749 Discovery Miles 17 490 Save R146 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a collection of essays written by leading experts in honour of Christopher Rowe, and inspired by his groundbreaking work in the exegesis of Plato. The authors represent scholarly traditions which are sometimes very different in their approaches and interests, and so rarely brought into dialogue with each other. This volume, by contrast, aims to explore synergies between them. Key topics include: the literary unity of Plato's works; the presence and role of his contemporaries in his dialogues; the function of myth (especially the Atlantis myth); Plato's Socratic heritage, especially as played out in his discussions of psychology; and his views of truth and being. Prominent among the dialogues discussed are Euthydemus, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Republic, Theaetetus, Timaeus, Sophist and Laws.

The Circle of Socrates - Readings in the First-Generation Socratics (Hardcover): George Boys-Stones, Christopher Rowe The Circle of Socrates - Readings in the First-Generation Socratics (Hardcover)
George Boys-Stones, Christopher Rowe
R1,471 R1,129 Discovery Miles 11 290 Save R342 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In addition to works by Plato and Xenophon, we know of dozens of treatises and dialogues written by followers of Socrates that are now lost. The surviving evidence for these writings constitutes an invaluable resource for our understanding of Socrates and his philosophical legacy. The Circle of Socrates presents new--sometimes the first--English translations of a representative selection of this evidence, set alongside extracts from Plato and Xenophon. The texts are arranged according to theme, with concise introductions that provide an overview of the topics and the main lines of thought within them. The aim is to give a fuller account of the philosophical activity of Socrates' immediate followers: both to shed light on less well known figures (some of whom inspired schools and movements that were influential in the development of later thought), and also to improve our grasp of the intellectual context within which Plato and Xenophon, the most important of the Socratics, lived and wrote. Included are a general introduction to the history, content, and character of these writings; a bibliography; an index of sources; and an index of the Socratics and their works.

Platonist Philosophy 80 BC to AD 250 - An Introduction and Collection of Sources in Translation (Paperback, New title): George... Platonist Philosophy 80 BC to AD 250 - An Introduction and Collection of Sources in Translation (Paperback, New title)
George Boys-Stones
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'Middle' Platonism has some claim to be the single most influential philosophical movement of the last two thousand years, as the common background to 'Neoplatonism' and the early development of Christian theology. This book breaks with the tradition of considering it primarily in terms of its sources, instead putting its contemporary philosophical engagements front and centre to reconstruct its philosophical motivations and activity across the full range of its interests. The volume explores the ideas at the heart of Platonist philosophy in this period and includes a comprehensive selection of primary sources, a significant number of which appear in English translation for the first time, along with dedicated guides to the questions that have been, and might be, asked about the movement. The result is a tool intended to help bring the study of Middle Platonism into mainstream discussions of ancient philosophy.

L. Annaeus Cornutus - Greek Theology, Fragments, and Testimonia (Paperback): George Boys-Stones L. Annaeus Cornutus - Greek Theology, Fragments, and Testimonia (Paperback)
George Boys-Stones
R670 R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Save R39 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Platonic Art of Philosophy (Paperback): George Boys-Stones, Dimitri El Murr, Christopher Gill The Platonic Art of Philosophy (Paperback)
George Boys-Stones, Dimitri El Murr, Christopher Gill
R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a collection of essays written by leading experts in honour of Christopher Rowe, and inspired by his groundbreaking work in the exegesis of Plato. The authors represent scholarly traditions which are sometimes very different in their approaches and interests, and so rarely brought into dialogue with each other. This volume, by contrast, aims to explore synergies between them. Key topics include: the literary unity of Plato's works; the presence and role of his contemporaries in his dialogues; the function of myth (especially the Atlantis myth); Plato's Socratic heritage, especially as played out in his discussions of psychology; and his views of truth and being. Prominent among the dialogues discussed are Euthydemus, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Republic, Theaetetus, Timaeus, Sophist and Laws.

Die Griechischen Gotter - Ein Uberblick Uber Namen, Bilder Und Deutungen (German, Paperback): Cornutus Die Griechischen Gotter - Ein Uberblick Uber Namen, Bilder Und Deutungen (German, Paperback)
Cornutus; Contributions by George Boys-Stones, Hans-Josef Klauck, Ilaria Ramelli, Alexei Zadorojnyi
R614 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R50 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

English summary: Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, who hailed from Leptis Magna in Libya, was a Stoic philosopher living in Rome during the reign of the Emperor Nero. Of his works (writings on rhetoric and philosophy; commentaries on works of the poet Virgil) only the Epidrome ton kata ten Helleniken theologian paradedomenon ('Outline of what has been handed down about the Greek Science of the Divine') has been preserved and is here presented together with a German translation for the first time. This treatise represents a unique (and at the same time rather peculiar) compendium of Stoic allegorical interpretation of the Greek gods. It provides etymological and allegorical analyses of names, epithets and attributes of each Greek deity, extending from Uranus to Hades and referring to various aspects of their myths, rites and imagery in a remarkable attempt to interpret classic ancient polytheism by means of a sophisticated philosophy. German description: Lucius Annaeus Cornutus stammte aus Leptis Magna in Libyen und lebte zur Zeit Kaiser Neros als stoischer Philosoph in Rom. Von seinen Werken (Schriften zur Rhetorik und Philosophie; Kommentar zum Dichter Vergil) ist vollstandig nur die hier erstmals in deutscher Ubersetzung vorgelegte Epidrome ton kata ten Helleniken theologian paradedomenon ('Uberblick uber das in der griechischen Gotterlehre Uberlieferte') erhalten. Dieses Werk stellt ein ebenso einzig- wie eigenartiges Handbuch der stoischen allegorischen Gotterdeutung dar, das fur jede griechische Gottheit, von Uranos bis Hades, eine etymologische und allegorische Deutung ihrer Namen, Epitheta und Attribute sowie einiger Aspekte der mit ihnen verbundenen Mythen, Riten und bildlichen Darstellungen liefert. Damit bildet es einen bemerkenswerten Versuch, den klassischen antiken Polytheismus mit Hilfe einer entwickelten Philosophie zu deuten. Unter Mitarbeit von: Fabio Berdozzo, George Boys-Stones, Hans-Josef Klauck, Ilaria Ramelli und Alexey Zadorojnjy

L. Annaeus Cornutus - Greek Theology, Fragments, and Testimonia (Hardcover): George Boys-Stones L. Annaeus Cornutus - Greek Theology, Fragments, and Testimonia (Hardcover)
George Boys-Stones
R950 R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Save R66 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Die Griechischen Gotter - Ein Uberblick Uber Namen, Bilder Und Deutungen (German, Hardcover): Cornutus Die Griechischen Gotter - Ein Uberblick Uber Namen, Bilder Und Deutungen (German, Hardcover)
Cornutus; Contributions by George Boys-Stones, Hans-Josef Klauck, Ilaria Ramelli, Alexei Zadorojnyi
R1,029 R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Save R123 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

English summary: Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, who hailed from Leptis Magna in Libya, was a Stoic philosopher living in Rome during the reign of the Emperor Nero. Of his works (writings on rhetoric and philosophy; commentaries on works of the poet Virgil) only the Epidrome ton kata ten Helleniken theologian paradedomenon ('Outline of what has been handed down about the Greek Science of the Divine') has been preserved and is here presented together with a German translation for the first time. This treatise represents a unique (and at the same time rather peculiar) compendium of Stoic allegorical interpretation of the Greek gods. It provides etymological and allegorical analyses of names, epithets and attributes of each Greek deity, extending from Uranus to Hades and referring to various aspects of their myths, rites and imagery in a remarkable attempt to interpret classic ancient polytheism by means of a sophisticated philosophy. German description: Lucius Annaeus Cornutus stammte aus Leptis Magna in Libyen und lebte zur Zeit Kaiser Neros als stoischer Philosoph in Rom. Von seinen Werken (Schriften zur Rhetorik und Philosophie; Kommentar zum Dichter Vergil) ist vollstandig nur die hier erstmals in deutscher Ubersetzung vorgelegte Epidrome ton kata ten Helleniken theologian paradedomenon ('Uberblick uber das in der griechischen Gotterlehre Uberlieferte') erhalten. Dieses Werk stellt ein ebenso einzig- wie eigenartiges Handbuch der stoischen allegorischen Gotterdeutung dar, das fur jede griechische Gottheit, von Uranos bis Hades, eine etymologische und allegorische Deutung ihrer Namen, Epitheta und Attribute sowie einiger Aspekte der mit ihnen verbundenen Mythen, Riten und bildlichen Darstellungen liefert. Damit bildet es einen bemerkenswerten Versuch, den klassischen antiken Polytheismus mit Hilfe einer entwickelten Philosophie zu deuten. Unter Mitarbeit von: Fabio Berdozzo, George Boys-Stones, Hans-Josef Klauck, Ilaria Ramelli und Alexey Zadorojnjy

Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul - Polemon's Physiognomy from Classical Antiquity to Medieval Islam (Hardcover): George... Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul - Polemon's Physiognomy from Classical Antiquity to Medieval Islam (Hardcover)
George Boys-Stones, Jas Elsner, Antonella Ghersetti, Robert G. Hoyland, Ian Repath; Edited by …
R4,704 Discovery Miles 47 040 Special order

Polemon of Laodicea (near modern Denizli, south-west Turkey) was a wealthy Greek aristocrat and a key member of the intellectual movement known as the Second Sophistic. Among his works was the Physiognomy, a manual on how to tell character from appearance, thus enabling its readers to choose friends and avoid enemies on sight. Its formula of detailed instruction and personal reminiscence proved so successful that the book was re-edited in the fourth century by Adamantius in Greek, translated and adapted by an unknown Latin author of the same era, and translated in the early Middle Ages into Syriac and Arabic. The surviving versions of Adamantius, Anonymus Latinus, and the Leiden Arabic more than make up for the loss of the original.
The present volume is the work of a team of leading Classicists and Arabists. The main surviving versions in Greek and Latin are translated into English for the first time. The Leiden Arabic translation is authoritatively re-edited and translated, as is a sample of the alternative Arabic Polemon. The texts and translations are introduced by a series of masterly studies that tell the story of the origins, function, and legacy of Polemon's work, a legacy especially rich in Islam. The story of the Physiognomy is the story of how one man's obsession with identifying enemies came to be taken up in the fascinating transmission of Greek thought into Arabic.

The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies (Hardcover): George Boys-Stones, Barbara Graziosi, Phiroze Vasunia The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies (Hardcover)
George Boys-Stones, Barbara Graziosi, Phiroze Vasunia
R3,003 Discovery Miles 30 030 Special order

The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.

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