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  • 5.7 : ἴνδαλμα. Cf. II.3.18.10–13 ; III.8.4.15–16 ; III.8.5.1–16 ; IV.4.13.1–11 ; V.9.6.19 ; VI.2.22.29–35. Plotinus does not mean that this ‘image’ of the World-Soul is an image in the sense that a portrait is an image of the person portrayed. For the immediate cause of the portrait is not the person portrayed, but rather the portraitist. It is rather an image in the sense of a reflection in a mirror or a shadow (VI.2.22.29–35 ; VI.4.10.1 ff.). In these cases the original is directly responsible for the image, and the image cannot survive in the absence of the original. Thus, one of the virtues of this imagery is that it brings out the dependence of the lower soul on its continual contact with the higher soul (VI.4.9.37–45). Kalligas points out that this imagery is Gnostic, and Plotinus himself says as much in II.9.10.19–33 (see Jonas, 1963 : 163–4).

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  • Luciana Santoprete
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    • Commentaire du Traité 40 (II, 1), 5, 7
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    • 177-178
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  • Traité 40 (II, 1) Extrait § 5 (L 7) + Traité 52 (II, 3) Extrait § 18 (L 12) + Traité 30 (III, 8) Extrait § 4 (L 16) + Traité 28 (IV, 4) Extrait § 13 (L 11) + Traité 5 (V, 9) Extrait § 6 (L 19) + Traité 43 (VI, 2) Extrait § 22 (L 33) + Traité 22 (VI, 4) Extrait § 10 (L 1) + Traité 33 (II, 9) Extrait § 10 (L 33)