THE I TATTI RENAISSANCE LIBRARY
Cover: Commentaries on Plato, Volume 2: <i>Parmenides</i>, Part I, from Harvard University PressCover: Commentaries on Plato, Volume 2: <i>Parmenides</i>, Part I in HARDCOVER

The I Tatti Renaissance Library 51

Commentaries on Plato, Volume 2: Parmenides, Part I

Marsilio Ficino

Edited and translated by Maude Vanhaelen

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £19.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674064713

Publication Date: 08/13/2012

Short

Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. Ficino’s commentaries on Plato remained the standard guide to the Greek philosopher’s works for centuries. Maude Vanhaelen’s new translation of Ficino’s vast commentary on the Parmenides makes this monument of Renaissance metaphysics accessible to the modern student of philosophy. The volume contains the first critical edition of the Latin text, an ample introduction, and extensive notes.

From Our Blog

9780674238084

Who We Might Have Been, and Who We Will Become

Who among us hasn’t considered what our lives would be like if we had taken alternate paths, made different decisions? Storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have, says Andrew H. Miller, author of On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, the ideas of what might have been are even more appealing. Much like the adolescents on the verge of adulthood in Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Miller tells us, we wait to see what comes next.