The Middle Platonists, 80 B.C. to A.D. 220

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Cornell University Press, 1996 - Philosophy - 457 pages
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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1 The Old Academy and the Themes of Middle Platonism 1
2 Antiochus of Ascalon: The Turn to Dogmatism 52
3 Platonism at Alexandria: Eudorus and Philo 114
4 Plutarch of Chaeroneia and the Origins of Second-Century Platonism 184
5 The Athenian School in the Second Century A.D. 231
6 The 'School of Gaius': Shadow and Substance 266
7 The Neopythagoreans 341
8 Some Loose Ends 384
Bibliography 416
Afterword 422
General Index 453
Index of Platonic Passages 458
Modern Authorities Quoted 459
 

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In this exceptionally valuable and interesting work, Professor Dillon laid the scholarly and intellectual groundwork for what is now recognized as a distinct phase in the development of the Platonic tradition -- Middle Platonism. A classic, anyone with a deep interest in ancient Greek philosophy will want to refer to it repeatedly. Among the Middle Platonists covered in the work are Antiochus of Ascalon, Eudorus of Alexandria, Philo of Alexandria, Plutarch, Numenius, Apuleius, Albinus, Alcinous, Atticus, Maximus of Tyre, and Calcidius. 

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Abbrev1at1ons
1
Xenocrates 396314 b c
22
Polemon c 350267 b c
39
The Turn
52
Conclusion
112
B Some Middle Platonic Scholastic Formulations
135
d Logic
178
Plutarch of Chaerone1a and the Or1g1ns
184
Shadow and Substance
266
Apuleius of Madaura
306
The Neopythagoreans
341
Nicomachus of Gerasa
352
E Numenius of Apamea
361
Some Loose Ends
384
B Some Miscellaneous Platonists
397
Conclusion
414

Plutarchs Teacher Ammonius
189
Physics
199
E Conclusion
229
Calvenus Taurus
237
E Atticus
247

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John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin.

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