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Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library 41

On Plato’s Timaeus


Edited and translated by John Magee

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674599178

Publication Date: 04/30/2016

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800 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

23 line illustrations

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  • Introduction
  • Dedicatory Epistle: Osio Suo Calcidius [“Calcidius, to His Osius”]
  • Timaeus
    • The Timaeus of Plato, First Part
    • The Timaeus of Plato, Second Part
  • Commentary
    • Commentary, First Part
      • 1. On the Generation of the World
      • 2. On the Origin of Soul
      • 3. On Harmonic Modulation
      • 4. On Numbers
      • 5. On the Fixed and Wandering Stars
      • 6. On the Heaven
    • Commentary, Second Part
      • 7. On the Four Kinds of Living Beings
      • 8. On the Origin of Mankind
      • 9. The Reasons Why a Good Many Human Beings Are Wise and the Rest Unwise
      • 10. On Vision
      • 11. On Images
      • 12. In Praise of Vision
      • 13. On Matter
  • Diagrams
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on the Text
  • Notes to the Text
  • Notes to the Translation
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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