Life of Plato and On Plato First Alcibiades 1-9

2017.02.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olympiodorus, Life of Plato and On Plato First Alcibiades 1-9, Michael Griffin (tr.), Bloomsbury, 2015, 245pp., $39.95 (pbk),
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2017.02.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olympiodorus, Life of Plato and On Plato First Alcibiades 1-9, Michael Griffin (tr.), Bloomsbury, 2015, 245pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781474295642.Olympiodorus, On Plato First Alcibiades 10-28, Michael Griffin (tr.), Bloomsbury, 2016, 231pp., $122.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472583994. Reviewed by Dirk Baltzly, University of Tasmania Olympiodorus was a teacher of Platonic philosophy in Alexandria in the first half of the 6th century CE. It seems likely that he was the last occupant of the chair in Platonic philosophy in that city who was not at least notionally Christian. In these two volumes, Michael Griffin translates Olympiodorus' commentary on the Alcibiades I attributed to Plato. Though the Greek text was edited by L. G. Westerink in 1956, Griffin's is the first modern language translation of Olympiodorus' work.[1] First let us consider the dialogue that Olympiodorus discusses, since it will be one that is. . .

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