Olympiodorus of Alexandria: Exegete, Teacher, Platonic Philosopher

Albert Joosse (Editor)

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    This is the first collected volume dedicated to the work of the 6th-century CE philosopher Olympiodorus of Alexandria. His Platonic commentaries are rare witnesses to ancient views on Plato’s Socratic works. As a pagan, Olympiodorus entertained a complex relationship with his predominantly Christian surroundings. The contributors address his profile as a Platonic philosopher, the ways he did and did not adapt his teaching to his Christian audience, his reflections on philosophical exegesis and communication and his thinking on self-cognition. The volume as a whole helps us understand the development of Platonic philosophy at the end of antiquity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    Number of pages270
    ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-46670-8
    ISBN (Print)978-90-04-46669-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Publication series

    NamePhilosophia Antiqua
    ISSN (Print)0079-1687


    • Olympiodorus
    • Platonism
    • Commentary
    • Philosophy

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