Studies in Hermias’ Commentary on Plato’s Phaedrus

John F. Finamore, Christina-Panagiota Manoela & Sarah Klitenic Wear, Leyde, Brill, 2020
Studies in Hermias’ Commentary on Plato’s Phaedrus is a collection of twelve essays that consider aspects of Hermias’ philosophy, including his notions of the soul, logic, and method of exegesis. The essays also consider Hermias’ work in the tradition of Neoplatonism, particularly in relation to the thought of Iamblichus and Proclus. The collection grapples with the question of the originality of Hermias’ commentary—the only extant work of Hermias—which is a series of lectures notes of his teacher, Syrianus.
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Table of contents

Introduction   John F. Finamore, Christina-Panagiota Manolea and Sarah Klitenic Wear
Journeys in the Phaedrus: Hermias’ Reading of the Walk to Ilissus   Dirk Baltzly
Hermias as a Transmitter of Iamblichus’ Exegesis of the Dialogue   John M. Dillon
Hermias and the Ensoulment of the Pneuma   John F. Finamore
Hermias on Dialectic, the Technē of Rhetoric, and the Methods of Collection and Division in the PhaedrusCommentary   Gary Gabor
Hermias on the Unity of the Phaedrus   Quinton Gardiner and Dirk Baltzly
Hermias on the Argument for Immortality in Plato’s Phaedrus   Sebastian Gertz
Hermias on the Activities of the Soul: A Commentary on Hermias, In Phdr. 135.14–138.9   Sarah Klitenic Wear
What Is the Principle of Movement, the Self-moved (Plato) or the Unmoved (Aristotle)? The Exegetic Strategies of Hermias of Alexandria and Simplicius in Late Antiquity   Angela Longo
Orphic Elements in Hermias’ In Phaedrum   Christina-Panagiota Manolea
Gods and Demons according to Hermias   Claudio Moreschini
Hermias’ Theotaxonomy   Carl O’Brien
Answering Early Critics of the Phaedrus’ Styles and Strategies   Harold Tarrant
Bibliography Index