THE I TATTI RENAISSANCE LIBRARY
Cover: Commentaries on Plato, Volume 1: <i>Phaedrus</i> and <i>Ion</i>, from Harvard University PressCover: Commentaries on Plato, Volume 1: <i>Phaedrus</i> and <i>Ion</i> in HARDCOVER

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Commentaries on Plato, Volume 1: Phaedrus and Ion

Marsilio Ficino

Edited and translated by Michael J. B. Allen

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HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £19.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674031197

Publication Date: 12/15/2008

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Occasionally, a book arrives on my desk that makes me absurdly happy. And in this miasmal winter of our fiscal discontent, I am grateful for such small serendipities… The first is Volume 1 of Commentaries on Plato by 15th-century Florentine scholar and magus Marsilio Ficino.—Martin Levin, The Globe & Mail

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