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Platonist Philosophy 80 BC to AD 250: An Introduction and Collection of Sources in Translation

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2018.05.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews George Boys-Stones, Platonist Philosophy 80 BC to AD 250: An Introduction and Collection of Sources in Translation, Cambridge University Press, 2018, 648 pp., $180.00, ISBN 9780521838580. Reviewed by John Dillon, Trinity College Dublin This mighty tome is the second in a new series of source-books in post-Hellenistic philosophy, the first having been a similar work on Peripatetic Philosophy (2010) by the late (and much-lamented) Robert Sharples, and it is a worthy companion to that book. Boys-Stones has here chosen to cover what is generally termed the 'Middle Platonic' period, stopping short of Plotinus and his successors. This, however, provides him with quite enough material to be going on with. The lay-out takes some getting used to at first, but in fact it serves its purpose very well. Following the introduction, there are twenty chapters in all, each divided... Read More

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