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Taylor, Thomas 1758-1835

Overview
Works: 455 works in 1,467 publications in 3 languages and 11,032 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Biographies  Controversial literature  Biography  Fiction  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: JC71, 321.07
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Most widely held works by Thomas Taylor
Thomas Taylor, the Platonist : selected writings by Thomas Taylor( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Timaeus, and the critias, or Atlanticus by Plato( Book )

21 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iamblichus on the mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians by Iamblichus( Book )

31 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation from the Greek by Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) was first published in 1821. Taylor's early writings and translations into English influenced such romantic poets as Blake, Coleridge and Keats. Iamblichus is thought to have been born in Syria in the middle of the third century and is regarded as one of the great Neoplatonist philosophers. He founded a school in which he taught 'white magic' or 'theurgy'; he sought to uncover the invisible side of nature and to give Man the means to effect the union of the divine spark with its parent-flame within him. In this work, divided into ten sections, he gives a complete canon of pagan religious thought and belief and explains their background. The Neoplatonist Porphyry's Letter to Anebo, in which he criticises religious rituals and practices, and Iamblichus' response to this criticism, and defence of these traditions, are included
Select works of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )

24 editions published between 1895 and 1994 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dissertation on the Eleusinian and Bacchic mysteries by Thomas Taylor( )

29 editions published between 1790 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vindication of the rights of brutes (1792) by Thomas Taylor( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vindication of the rights of brutes : [One line of Latin text] by Thomas Taylor( )

27 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eleusinian and Bacchic mysteries. A dissertation by Thomas Taylor( Book )

40 editions published between 1875 and 2017 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These mysteries once represented the spiritual life of Greece, and were considered for 2,000 years the appointed means for regeneration through an interior union with the Divine Essence."
Porphyry on abstinence from animal food by Porphyry( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iamblichus' Life of Pythagoras, or, Pythagoric life : accompanied by Fragments of the ethical writings of certain Pythagoreans in the Doric dialect and a collection of Pythagoric sentences from Stobaeus and others by Iamblichus( Book )

26 editions published between 1818 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of Greece by Pausanias( Book )

14 editions published between 1794 and 1954 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JACKET -- PLUTARCH (Plutarchus, c. A.D. 45-120), was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. Married and father of one daughter and four sons, he appears as a man of kindly character and independent thought. Studious and learned, he wrote on many subjects. Most popular have always been the 46 Parallel Lives, biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs (in each pair one Greek person and one similar Roman), though the last four lives are single. All are invaluable sources of our knowledge of the lives and characters of Greek and Roman statesmen or soldiers or orators. Plutarch's many other varied extant works about 60 in number, are known as 'Moral Essays' or 'Moral Works'. They are of high literary value, besides being of great use to people interested in philosophy, ethics and religion
The mystical initiations by Thomas Taylor( )

10 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Plato, viz. his fifty-five dialogues, and twelve epistles by Plato( Book )

12 editions published between 1804 and 1979 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theoretic arithmetic of the Pythagoreans by Thomas Taylor( Book )

17 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Metamorphosis, or, Golden ass, and philosophical works, of Apuleius by Apuleius( Book )

11 editions published between 1822 and 1992 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the beautiful by Plotino( Book )

16 editions published between 1792 and 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic of Plato by Plato( Book )

14 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is Thomas Taylor's adept translation of Plato's Republic. Plato's crowning achievement of art and philosophy. The idea that runs through the Republic is that the individual presents almost the same features and qualties as society, on a smaller scale, and in his argument Plato first considers the state and thence makes his deductions as to the individual. Besides the enduring value of the Republic as a work of art, its philosophical and ethical teaching is of particular interest in the present disordered condition of social and speculative ideas."--Publisher's blurb
 
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Iamblichus' Life of Pythagoras, or, Pythagoric life : accompanied by Fragments of the ethical writings of certain Pythagoreans in the Doric dialect and a collection of Pythagoric sentences from Stobaeus and others
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Iamblichus on the mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and AssyriansSelect works of PlotinusA vindication of the rights of brutes : [One line of Latin text]The Eleusinian and Bacchic mysteries. A dissertationPorphyry on abstinence from animal foodIamblichus' Life of Pythagoras, or, Pythagoric life : accompanied by Fragments of the ethical writings of certain Pythagoreans in the Doric dialect and a collection of Pythagoric sentences from Stobaeus and othersThe arguments of the Emperor Julian against the Christians : translated from the Greek fragments preserved by Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, to which are added extracts from the other works of Julian relative to the ChristiansThe theoretic arithmetic of the Pythagoreans
Alternative Names
Taylor, T. 1756-1835

Thomas Taylor Brits filosoof (1758-1835)

Thomas Taylor englischer populärwissenschaftlicher Schriftsteller und Übersetzer

Thomas Taylor filosofo britannico

Томас Тейлор

توماس تايلور

توماس تیلور مترجم و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

トーマス・テイラー (ネオプラトニスト)

Languages
English (419)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)