This introduction presents Olympiodorus as a committed Platonic teacher whose exegetical work combines a loyalty to his tradition with an emphasis on independent thought. It positions the chapters of this volume in four areas of interest: the profile of the philosopher that we find in Olympiodorus’ work; his interest in perception and knowledge of oneself; his concern with the form of philosophical communication; and his position vis-à-vis his Christian surroundings.
|Title of host publication||Olympiodorus of Alexandria|
|Subtitle of host publication||Exegete, Teacher, Platonic Philosopher|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Jun-2021|
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