Commentaries on Plato by Marsilio Ficino
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Commentaries on Plato
By Marsilio Ficino

Commentaries on Plato

Phaedrus and Ion v.1

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Commentaries on Plato by Marsilio Ficino

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Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. The publication of his Latin translations of the dialogues in 1484 was an intellectual event of the first magnitude, making the Platonic canon accessible to western Europe after the passing of a millennium and establishing Plato as an authority for Renaissance thought. This volume contains Ficino's extended analysis and commentary on the Phaedrus, which he explicates as a meditation on "beauty in all its forms" and a sublime work of theology. In the commentary on the Ion, Ficino explores a poetics of divine inspiration that leads to the Neoplatonist portrayal of the soul as a rhapsode whose song is an ascent into the mind of God. Both works bear witness to Ficino's attempt to revive a Christian Platonism and what might be called an "Orphic Christianity".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674031197
ISBN-10: 0674031199
Format: Hardback
(203mm x 133mm x 28mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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On Dionysius the Areopagite, Volume 1 by Marsilio Ficino On Dionysius the Areopagite, Volume 1, Hardback (June 2015)

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Commentaries on Plato, Parmenides by Marsilio Ficino Commentaries on Plato, Parmenides, Hardback (August 2012)

Marsilio Ficino, the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. His commentaries remained the standard guide to the philosopher's works for centuries. Vanhaelen's new translation of Parmenides makes this monument of metaphysics accessible to the modern student.

Letters of Marsilio Ficino by Marsilio Ficino Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Hardback (September 2009)

The 8th Volume of the Letters of Marsilio Ficino contains letters written in 1488 and 1489, with a preface added in 1490. It also includes four letters written in 1489 that concern Ficino's "Three Books on Life (De vita)". The final volume in the series corresponds with "Book IX" of the Latin edition.

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Author Biography - Marsilio Ficino

Michael J. B. Allen is Distinguished Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of The Platonism of Marsilio Ficino.

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