What is odd is rather that the extant evidence for their activity as Peripatetic philosophers is collected in a volume concerned with Platonism. Please sign in or sign up. The bibliography at the end of each entry is up-to-date and extensive. Preview The book under review offers prosopographical information, combined with a collection of all the extant information fragments, testimonies, and epigraphical evidence , for 88 figures whose activity, mostly in the form of teaching or writing, can be dated to the period from the first century BC to the end of the second century AD. In our volume, the decision is largely a function of the amount of information at our disposal, which is not necessarily a reliable indication of the greatness of a philosopher or the influence of a teacher. This criticism does not mean to take anything away from what is good and commendable about the volume as a whole. This seems to be a reasonable choice even if, at least in the case of Eudorus of Alexandria first century BC , we still need a collection of the extant evidence that takes into account the most recent research.
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An example may illustrate my last point.
On the one hand, authors whose works have reached us lakmznn. The prosopographical entries are clear, succinct, and informative. It is a very helpful tool that can be used by anyone who has an interest in the formation and development of the Platonic tradition in the post-Hellenistic world.
The full list of criteria for inclusion in the volume is spelled out at the beginning of the volume Here are the instructions on how to disable your ad blocker: In our volume, the decision is largely a function of the amount of information at our disposal, lakmann all in is not necessarily a reliable indication of the greatness of a philosopher or the influence of a teacher.
Moreover, since the main philosophical schools of the Hellenistic era continued to exist into this new period, the philosophical agenda of the time was shaped, at least in part, by concerns that can be traced back to the Lakmann all in age. Given the scholarly consensus on how original and influential his particular form of Platonism was, such a collection of fragments is arguably one of the main lakmann all in in the study of first century BC philosophy.
The book under review offers prosopographical information, combined with a collection of all the extant information fragments, testimonies, and epigraphical evidencefor 88 figures whose activity, mostly in the form of teaching or writing, can be dated to the period from the first century BC to the end of the second century AD. Still, the little we know about this arguably minor figure in the Platonic tradition is very valuable and adds something to our appreciation of the larger picture.
I return now to the criteria for inclusion adopted in the volume. If ads still aren’t showing, look into tweaking your browser settings so that they start to show. The volume provides the reader with many pieces of information that are otherwise scattered across several, often obscure, sources.
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Read comments on this review or add a comment on the BMCR blog. Adblock Plus Click the AdBlock Plus button on the top right of your browser’s toolbar addons and click Disabled on whosampled. Last but not least, an integrated list of Platonici lakmann all in and Platonici maioresdivided by century, can be found at the outset of the volume Lakmann all in is odd is rather that the extant evidence for their activity as Peripatetic philosophers is collected in a volume concerned with Platonism.
If you are running an ad blocker, please disable it on whosampled. Bryn Mawr Classical Review Please sign in or sign up. Having all this information collected and translated in one place helps us see how rich, complex, and indeed various, the Platonic tradition is in the period between the first century BC and the second century AD. While the form of Platonism that became the dominant philosophical outlook of late antiquity has its roots in the period, it was emphatically not a foregone conclusion.
Thank you for supporting our work. I will return to those criteria in due course. What matters here is that it is rather odd that either of them lammann included in this collection, but especially Cratippus, whom Lakmann all in describes as the leading Peripatetic philosophers of his time De divinatione 1.
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The bibliography at the end of each entry is up-to-date and extensive. Refresh the page to see the result. I do not want to enter into a discussion of the significance of the information preserved by Philodemus, or the role that these two rather obscure figures played in the Peripatetic tradition of the first century BC.
This seems to be la,mann reasonable lakmann all in even if, at least in the case of Alkmann of Alexandria first century BCwe still need a collection of the extant evidence that takes into account lakmann all in most recent research. In sum, this volume is a very solid piece of scholarship and a most welcome addition to the fast-growing literature on post-Hellenistic philosophy.
Of course, what is odd is not that their defection is registered in the volume, since this defection is a significant alk for the development of the Platonic tradition in the first century BC: