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Schwyzer, Hans-Rudolf 1908-1993

Overview
Works: 69 works in 276 publications in 7 languages and 2,767 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PA4364.E5, 186.4
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Most widely held works about Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer
 
Most widely held works by Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer
Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLOTINUS (A.D. 204/5-270), possibly of Roman descent, but certainly a Greek in education and environment, was the first and greatest of Neoplatonic philosophers. Practically nothing is known of his early life, but at the age of 28 he came to Alexandria, and studied philosophy with Ammonius 'Saccas' for 11 years. Wishing to learn the philosophy of the Persians and Indians he joined the expedition of Gordian III against the Persians in 243, not without subsequent danger. Aged 40 he came to Rome and taught philosophy there till shortly before his death. In 253 he began to write and continued to do so till the last year of his life. His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them many years after his master's death in six sets of nine treatises each (the Enneads). He regarded Plato as his master, and his own philosophy is a profoundly original development of the Platonism of the first two centuries of the Christian era and the closely related thought of the Neophthagoreans, with some influences from Aristotle and his followers and the Stoics, whose writings he knew well but used critically. There is no real trace of Oriental influence on his thought, and he was passionately opposed to Gnosticism. He is a unique combination of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. He was deeply respected by many members of the Roman aristocracy and a personal friend of the Emperor Gallienus and his wife. He devoted much of his time to the care of orphan children to whom he had been appointed guardian. But before his death his circle of friends had broken up, and he died alone except for his faithful friend and doctor Eustochius. His thought dominated later Greek philosophy and influenced both Christians and Moslems, and is still alive today because of its union of rationality and intense religious experience
The enneads by Plotinus( Book )

146 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 1,067 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
Ammonios Sakkas, der Lehrer Plotins by Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in German and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chairemon by Chaeremon( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotinos by Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer( Book )

7 editions published between 1951 and 1978 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chairemon by Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer( Book )

7 editions published between 1931 and 1932 in German and Latin and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eduard Schwyzer, 1874-1943 by Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer( Book )

5 editions published in 1951 in German and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porphyrii vita Plotini. Enneades I - III by Plotinus( Book )

7 editions published between 1951 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera. : Plotiniana arabica / ad codicum fidem anglice vertit Geoffrey Lewis by Plotinus( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in Greek, Modern and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )

in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enneades IV - V by Plotinus( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrigenda ad Plotini textum by Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in Latin and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotinus , with an English translation by A. H. Armstrong by Plotinus( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera. Porphyrii vita Plotini. Enneades I-III by Plotinus( Book )

in Latin and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellect in Plotinus and the archetypes of C.G. Jung by Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die zwiefache Sicht in der Philosophie Plotins by Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotini opera. Enneades 4-5. Plotiniana Arabica ad codicum fidem Anglice vertit Geoffrey Lewis by Plotinus( Book )

in Greek, Ancient and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera. Enneades IV-V. Plotiniana Arabica. Ad codicum fidem Anglice vertit Geoffrey Lewis by Plotinus( Book )

in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotini Opera by iz Likopolisa Plotin( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotini opera. Porphyrii vita Plotini by Plotinus( Book )

2 editions published between 1951 and 1964 in Greek, Ancient and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer onderwijzer uit Zwitserland (1908-1993)

Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer schweizerischer Klassischer Philologe und Philosophiehistoriker

Hans-Rudolf Schwyzer Swiss teacher and classical philologist

Schwyzer, H.-R. 1908-1993

Schwyzer, Hans R. 1908-1993

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The enneadsPorphyrii vita Plotini. Enneades I - IIIPlotinusEnneades IV - VPlotinus , with an English translation by A. H. ArmstrongPlotini Opera