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Dillon, John M.

Works: 76 works in 470 publications in 5 languages and 19,219 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Commentaries  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Commentator, Annotator, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: B517, 186.4
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Most widely held works by John M Dillon
The middle Platonists, 80 B.C. to A.D. 220 by John M Dillon( Book )

50 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Middle Platonists' is a work that focuses on the period of intellectual activity which flourished from the time of the "dogmatist" Antiochus Aschalon (ca. 80 BC) to Ammonius Saccas (ca. 220 AD), the mysterious "teacher" of the great Plotinus
The Question of "eclecticism" : studies in later Greek philosophy by John M Dillon( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is addressed to the growing number of philosophers, classicists, and intellectual historians who are interested in the development of Greek thought after Aristotle. In nine original studies, the authors explore the meaning and history of "eclecticism" in the context of ancient philosophy. The book casts fresh light on the methodology of such central figures as Cicero, Philo, Plutarch, Sextus Empiricus, and Ptolemy, and also illuminates many of the conceptual issues discussed most creatively in this period
The heirs of Plato : a study of the Old Academy, 347-274 B.C. by John M Dillon( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in 347 B.C. - the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'. Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Polemon, the three successive heads of the Academy in this period, though personally devoted to the memory of Plato, were independent philosophers in their own right, and felt free to develop his heritage in individual directions. This is also true of other personalities attached to the school, such as Philippus of Opus, Heraclides of Pontus, and Crantor of Soli." "Dillon's clear and accessible book fills a significant gap in our understanding of Plato's immediate philosophical influence, and will be of great value to scholars and historians of ancient philosophy."--Jacket
Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Parmenides by Proclus( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den græske filosof Proclus' kommentarer til Platons Parmenides
On Aristotle's categories by Dexippus( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dexippus, a pupil or follower of lamblichus, preserves a crucial moment in the Neoplatonist interpretation of Aristotle. Aristotle's Categories has been attacked by Plotinus, but Porphyry's defence proved decisive, so that the Categories was acceptable as compatible with Platonism and an essential introduction to the Neoplatonist curriculum. Porphyry's main commentary on the Categories, however, containing the vital defence, is lost, as is that of his pupil lamblichus. The ideas of these two principal Neoplatonists can be reconstructed, in part, from Dexippus."--Bloomsbury Publishing
The enneads by Plotinus( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enneads bring together Platonism, mystic passion and ideas from Greek philosophy, together with striking variants of the Trinity and other central Christian doctrines, to produce a highly original synthesis. Yet despite the profundity of his thought, and his immense influence on mystics and religious writers, Plotinus (AD 204-70) remained largely inaccessible. What was desperately needed, suggest John Dillon in his Biographical Sketch, was 'an interpretative translation, which would boldly tease out all the nuances of Plotinus' crabbed and condensed language, and reproduce it in English of proper nobility'. Such is precisely the achievement of Stephen MacKenna; his book ranks with the greatest translations of the twentieth century
Two treatises of Philo of Alexandria : a commentary on De gigantibus and Quod Deus sit immutabilis by David Winston( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and French and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality and custom in ancient Greece by John M Dillon( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Athens was one of the most important and powerful cities in Greece during the Classical period. It was also the first of the Greek city states fully to develop democracy."--
The Greek Sophists( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each chapter of The Greek Sophists is based around the work of one character - Gorgias, Prodicus, Protagoras and Antiphon among others - and a linking commentary, a chronological table and a bibliography are provided for each one. In his introduction, John Dillon discusses the historical background and the sources of the text."--Jacket
Iamblichi Chalcidensis in Platonis dialogos commentariorum fragmenta by John M Dillon( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Pythagorean way of life by Iamblichus( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dionysius the Areopagite and the Neoplatonist tradition : despoiling the Hellenes by Sarah Klitenic Wear( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dionysius the Areopagite' is arguably one of the most mysterious and intriguing figures to emerge from the late antique world. Writing around 500 CE, and possibly connected with the circle of Severus of Antioch, Dionysius manipulates a Platonic metaphysics to describe a hierarchical universe. As with the Hellenic Platonists, he arranges the celestial and material cosmos into a series of triadic strata. These strata emanate from one unified being and contain beings that range from superior to inferior, depending on their proximity to God. This metaphysics lends itself to a sacramental system si
The afterlife of the Platonic soul : reflections of Platonic psychology in the monotheistic religions( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Early period -- Philo of Alexandria and Platonist psychology / John Dillon -- St. Paul on soul, spirit, and the inner man / George H. van Kooten -- Christian tradition -- Faith and reason in late antiquity : the perishability axiom and its impact on Christian views about the origin and nature of the soul / Dirk Krausmüller -- The nature of the soul according to Eriugena / Catherine Kavanagh -- Islamic tradition -- Aristotle's Categories and the soul : an annotated translation of al-Kindī's That there are separate substances / Peter Adamson and Peter E. Pormann -- Private caves and public islands : Islam, Plato, and the Ikhwān al-Ṣafā' / Ian Richard Netton -- Tradition and innovation in the psychology of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī / Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth -- Judaic tradition -- The soul in Jewish neoplatonism : a case study of Abraham Ibn Ezra and Judah Halevi / Aaron W. Hughes -- Maimonides, the soul and the classical tradition / Oliver Leaman -- Later medieval period -- St. Thomas Aquinas's concept of the human soul and the influence of Platonism / Patrick Quinn -- Intellect as intrinsic formal cause in the soul according to Aquinas and Averroes / Richard C. Taylor
Rebel women : staging ancient Greek drama today by S. E Wilmer( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents essays by leading writers and academics examining the staging of Greek drama. It is a collection of 12 essays by leading academics, writers and theatre practitioners examining the representation of ancient Greek heroines in their original contexts
Studies on Plato, Aristotle, and Proclus : collected essays on ancient philosophy of John J. Cleary by John J Cleary( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John J. Cleary (1949-2009) was an internationally recognised authority in ancient Greek philosophy. This volume of penetrating studies of Plato, Aristotle, and Proclus, philosophy of mathematics, and ancient theories of education, display Cleary's range of expertise and originality of approach
Iamblichus and the foundations of late platonism by E. V Afonasin( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on recent scholarship and delving systematically into Iamblichean texts, these ten papers establish Iamblichus as the great innovator of Neoplatonic philosophy who broadened its appeal for future generations of philosophers
Aeneas of Gaza : Theophrastus with Zacharias of Mytilene, Ammonius by Sebastian Ramon Philipp Gertz( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated for the first time into English, this volume in the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series contains works of two Christian philosophers from Gaza, Aeneas of Gaza and Zacharias of Mytilene
Iamblichus De anima by Iamblichus( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iamblichus (245-325), successor to Plotinus and Porphyry, brought a new religiosity to Neoplatonism. His theory of the soul is at the heart of his philosophical system. For Iamblichus, the human soul is so far inferior to the divine that its salvation depends not on philosophy alone (as it did for Plotinus) but on the aid of the gods and other divinities." "This edition of the fragments of Iamblichus' major work on the soul, De Anima, is accompanied by the first English translation of the work and a commentary which explains the philosophical background and Iamblichus' doctrine of the soul. Included as well are excerpts from the Pseudo-Simplicius and Priscianus (also translated with commentary) that shed further light on Iamblichus' treatise."--Jacket
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The heirs of Plato : a study of the Old Academy, 347-274 B.C.
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The Question of "eclecticism" : studies in later Greek philosophyThe heirs of Plato : a study of the Old Academy, 347-274 B.C.Proclus' Commentary on Plato's ParmenidesOn Aristotle's categoriesThe enneadsTwo treatises of Philo of Alexandria : a commentary on De gigantibus and Quod Deus sit immutabilisMorality and custom in ancient GreeceThe Greek Sophists