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Fragments of Numenius of Apamea: Text, Translation, and Commentary. Foreword by Gregory Shaw

Fragments of Numenius of Apamea: Text, Translation, and Commentary. Foreword by Gregory Shaw (New)

by Petty, Robert

Publisher: Prometheus Trust

Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 9781898910527, 1898910529

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Numenius of Apamea was, according to John Dillon, the “most fascinating figure in second-century philosophy” and an important forerunner of what is commonly known as neoplatonism - so much so that at one point Plotinus was accused of merely appropriating Numenius’ ideas. Unfortunately none of his works survive intact, so his full influence upon the development of Platonism must remain largely a matter of conjecture. Here, for the first time in English are the extant fragments of Numenius presented with a detailed commentary. The text followed here is that established by Des Places in his Budé edition. The translation includes all fragments, but the commentary deals only with those fragments which are directly related to Numenius’ own philosophy. 280pp

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