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Hierocles of Alexandria, Hermann S. Schibli

Label
Hierocles of Alexandria
Title
Hierocles of Alexandria
Statement of responsibility
Hermann S. Schibli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Hierocles of Alexandria was an influential teacher of Neoplatonic philosophy in Alexandria in the mid-fifth century AD. His one wholly surviving work is a commentary on a poem famous in late antiquity, known as The Golden Verses of the Pythagoreans. In addition, Hierocles wrote a treatise, On Providence, of which the Byzantine scholar Photius has given summaries and excerpts. Professor Schibli here provides the first modern English translation of both works, based on the best Greek texts, and has helpfully annotated them throughout
  • The translations, which form Parts II and III of this book, are preceded in Part I by a survey of Hierocles' life and writings, a sketch of the late antique and early Christian world he inhabited, and finally by a systematic account of his philosophy. Instead of presenting him as a proponent of a particular 'Alexandrian' form of Platonism, the author situates Hierocles in the mainstream of the Neoplatonic tradition that extended from Plotinus, Porphyry, and Iamblichus through Plutarch of Athens (Hierocles' own teacher) to Proclus and Damascius."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schibli, Hermann Sadun
Dewey number
186/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ214.H8
LC item number
S35 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hierocles
  • Hierocles
  • Hiéroclès
  • Hiéroclès d'Alexandrie
  • Hierocles (Alexandrinus)
  • Neoplatonisme
  • Néo-platonisme
  • Philosophie
Label
Hierocles of Alexandria, Hermann S. Schibli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-380) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I -- The Life and Philosophy of Hierocles -- 1. The Life of Hierocles -- A. Dates -- B. Philosophical heritage and studies at Athens -- C. Teaching in Alexandria -- D. Writings -- E. Pagans and Christians -- 2. The Philosophy of Hierocles -- A. The three divisions of philosophy -- B. Contemplative philosophy -- C. Practical philosophy: civic -- D. Practical philosophy: telestic -- E. Divine likeness -- 3. Providence, Fate, and Free Will -- A. The big picture -- B. Man's fate and free will -- C. Providence and the irrational world -- D. Opposing views of providence and fate -- E. Hierocles' theodicy -- Part II -- Translation of the Commentary on the Golden Verses of the Pythagoreans -- Part III -- Translation of On Providence -- Bibliography -- Index of Passages -- Index of Names and Subjects -- Index of the Commentary -- Index of On Providence
Control code
48170835
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 419 pages
Isbn
9780199249213
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001054556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)48170835
Label
Hierocles of Alexandria, Hermann S. Schibli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-380) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I -- The Life and Philosophy of Hierocles -- 1. The Life of Hierocles -- A. Dates -- B. Philosophical heritage and studies at Athens -- C. Teaching in Alexandria -- D. Writings -- E. Pagans and Christians -- 2. The Philosophy of Hierocles -- A. The three divisions of philosophy -- B. Contemplative philosophy -- C. Practical philosophy: civic -- D. Practical philosophy: telestic -- E. Divine likeness -- 3. Providence, Fate, and Free Will -- A. The big picture -- B. Man's fate and free will -- C. Providence and the irrational world -- D. Opposing views of providence and fate -- E. Hierocles' theodicy -- Part II -- Translation of the Commentary on the Golden Verses of the Pythagoreans -- Part III -- Translation of On Providence -- Bibliography -- Index of Passages -- Index of Names and Subjects -- Index of the Commentary -- Index of On Providence
Control code
48170835
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 419 pages
Isbn
9780199249213
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001054556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)48170835

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