The Origins of the Platonic System

Platonisms of the Early Empire and their Philosophical Contexts

 

Editors:  Bonazzi M., Opsomer J., 2009

 

From the 1st century BC onwards followers of Plato began to systematize Plato’s thought. These attempts went in various directions and were subjected to all kinds of philosophical influences, especially Aristotelian, Stoic, and Pythagorean. The result was a broad variety of Platonisms without orthodoxy. That would only change with Plotinus. This volume, being the fruit of the collaboration among leading scholars in the field, addresses a number of aspects of this period of system building with substantial contributions on Antiochus and Alcinous and their relation to Stoicism; on Pythagoreanising tendencies in Platonism; on Eudorus and the tradition of commentaries on Aristotle’s Categories; on the creationism of the Jewish Platonist Philo of Alexandria; on Ammonius, the Egyptian teacher of Plutarch; on Plutarch’s discussion of Socrates’ guardian spirit. The contributions are in English, French, Italian and German.

(Text by the editors)

 

Contents

 

INTRODUCTION

Mauro Bonazzi, Jan Opsomer

 

Thomas BÉNATOUÏL, Qewría et vie contemplative du stoïcisme au platonisme: Chrysippe, Panétius, Antiochus et Alcinoos

Mauro BONAZZI, Antiochus’ Ethics and the Subordination of Stoicism

Gregor STAAB, Das Kennzeichen des neuen Pythagoreismus innerhalb der kaiserzeitlichen Platoninterpretation: „Pythagoreischer“ Dualismus und Einprinzipienlehre im Einklang

Riccardo CHIARADONNA, Autour d’Eudore: Les débuts de l’exégèse des Catégories dans le Moyen Platonisme

Franco TRABATTONI, Philo, De opificio mundi, 7-12

Jan OPSOMER, M. Annius Ammonius, a Philosophical Profile

Pierluigi DONINI, Il silenzio di Epaminonda, i demoni e il mito: il platonismo di Plutarco nel De genio Socratis

INDEX OF ANCIENT NAMES

INDEX OF MODERN NAMES

INDEX LOCORUM

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