Theory and Didactic in Olympiodorus and the Alexandrian School: A discussion of two new translations

Albert Joosse*

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This review article considers two recent Italian and English translations of works by Olympiodorus of Alexandria and his immediate successors (sixth century ce). These translations make accessible to a wider audience a number of works that help us understand a transitional period in the history of thought. This review takes a closer look at some of the substantive views expressed by the translators and evaluates editorial and translation choices. We should beware of exaggerating the differences between these sixth-century philosophers, this review argues, while recognizing that there may be considerable distance between what they thought and what the surviving texts show.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)341-353
Aantal pagina's13
TijdschriftMnemosyne
Volume74
DOI's
StatusPublished - 2021
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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