Hierocles of Alexandria
Language: en
Pages: 436
Authors: Hermann S. Schibli
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06-13 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

This is the first comprehensive work in English on the fifth-century Neoplatonic philosopher Hierocles. It contains a survey of his life, writings, and pagan and Christian surroundings, and examines the major tenets of his thought under the rubrics of contemplative philosophy, practical philosophy (civil and telestic), and providence. Schibli situates
Hierocles the Stoic
Language: en
Pages: 179
Authors: Ilaria Ramelli, David Konstan
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

Hierocles, the Stoic philosopher of the early imperial age, is a crucial witness to Middle and Neo-Stoicism, especially with regard to their ethical philosophy. In this volume, all of Hierocles' surviving works are translated into English for the first time, with the original Greek and a facing English translation: the
Hierocles of Alexandria
Language: en
Pages: 419
Authors: Hermann Sadun Schibli
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Hierocles of Alexandria was a Neoplatonic philosopher of the fifth century AD. This book surveys his life, writings, and pagan and Christian surroundings, and succintly examines the major points of his philosophy.
The Secret Texts of Hellenic Polytheism
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: John Opsopaus
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Only sixteen chapters of Plethon's Book of Laws survive, and for the first time ever, they have been translated into English in their entirety. George Gemistos, who called himself "Plethon," helped to trigger the Renaissance by reawakening an interest in Platonism. After his death, his Christian enemies discovered and burned
City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Edward J. Watts
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-10 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

This lively and wide-ranging study of the men and ideas of late antique education explores the intellectual and doctrinal milieux in the two great cities of Athens and Alexandria from the second to the sixth centuries to shed new light on the interaction between the pagan cultural legacy and Christianity.