The Commentaries of Proclus on the Tim us of Plato in Five Books Vol 2 of 2

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Excerpt from The Commentaries of Proclus on the Timaeus of Plato, in Five Books, Vol. 2 of 2: Containing a Treasury of Pythagoric and Platonic Physiology; Translated From the Greek by Thomas Taylor Our preceptor however, interprets the middle in a way more accommodated to the words of Plato. For since the soul of the universe has indeed that which is supermundane, and exempt from the universe, according to which it is con joined to intellect, which Pluto in the l'lraedrus, and Orpheus in what he says about Ilippa, denominate the head of the soul; and since it has also another multitude of powers, proceeding from this monad, divided about the world, and appropriately present to all the parts of the universe, in one way indeed about the middle, in another about the earth, in another about the sun, and in another about each of the spheres; this beingthe case, he says that the present words indicate all these, so that soul animates the middle in one way, but the whole bulk in another, and leaves something else prior to these powers, exempt from the universe. In order however, that we may not negligently attend to what is said by Plato, but may exhibit the variety of the psychical powers, thus much must be said, that soul much prior to body, is a vital world, and is both one and number. And through the one indeed, it is superior to every habitude of form; but through multitude, it governs the difl'crent parts of the universe. For by its guardian powers, it contains the centre; since the wile/c sphere is governed from t/rcnce, and con verges to it. Besides, every thing turbulent in the world, is collected about the middle, and requires a divine guard, capable q/ arranging, and detaining it in its proper bonus darics. Hence also, t/rco/ogists terminate the progression: of the [rig/rest Gods, in that place; and the Pythagorcuns call the middle the tower of Jupiter, and the guard-[rouse ry' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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The Commentaries of Proclus on the Timaeus of Plato in Five Books Containing a Treasury of Pythagoric and Platonic Physiology Translated from the Greek by Thomas Taylor Volume 2

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The Commentaries of Proclus on the Tim us of Plato in Five Books Vol 1 of 2

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Excerpt from The Commentaries of Proclus on the Tim├Žus of Plato, in Five Books, Vol. 1 of 2: Containing a Treasury of Pythagoric and Platonic Physiology When I speak however, of the perspicuity with which these particulars are developed, I do not mean that they are delivered in such a way, as to be obvious to every one, or that they may be apprehended as soon as read for this pertains only to the fungous and frivolous productions of the present day; but my mean ing is, that they are written with all the clearness, which they are naturally capa ble of admitting, or which agenrrine student of the philosophy' of Plato can desire. And this leads me to make some remarks on the iniquitous opinion which, since the revival of letters, has been generally entertained ofthe writings of l'roclrrs and other philosophers, who are distinguished by the appellation of the latter Plato his'ts', nurl to show the cause from which it originated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Commentary on Plato s Timaeus Book 2 Proclus on the causes of the cosmos and its creation

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"Proclus' Commentary on the dialogue Timaeus by Plato (d.347 BC), written in the fifth century AD, is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. It has had an enormous influence on subsequent Plato scholarship. This edition nevertheless offers the first new translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant recent advances in scholarship by Neoplatonic commentators. It will provide an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, while also presenting Proclus' own views on the meaning and significance of Platonic philosophy. The book presents Proclus' unrepentant account of a multitude of divinities involved with the creation of mortal life, the supreme creator's delegation to them of the creation of human life, and the manner in which they took the immortal life principle from him and wove it together with our mortal parts to produce human beings."--

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Proclus Commentary on Plato s Timaeus Volume 4 Book 3 Part 2 Proclus on the World Soul

Proclus, in Tim. II. 216.30 included in Theodore, Test. 22 (Deuse). Greek text, Falco (1922); translation, Waterfield (1988). As Runia notes in his Introduction to Book II of Proclus' Timaeus Commentary, a new study of Porphyry's ...

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In the present volume Proclus describes the 'creation' of the soul that animates the entire universe. This is not a literal creation, for Proclus argues that Plato means only to convey the eternal dependence of the World Soul upon higher causes. In his exegesis of Plato's text, Proclus addresses a range of issues in Pythagorean harmonic theory, as well as questions about the way in which the World Soul knows both forms and the visible reality that comprises its body. This part of Proclus' Commentary is particularly responsive to the interpretive tradition that precedes it. As a result, this volume is especially significant for the study of the Platonic tradition from the earliest commentators onwards.