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Tarrant, Harold

Overview
Works: 75 works in 377 publications in 3 languages and 8,481 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Philosophical fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, win, Other, htt, Commentator
Classifications: B358, 184
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harold Tarrant
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proclus' Commentary on the dialogue Timaeus by Plato (d.347 BC), written in the fifth century AD, is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. It has had an enormous influence on subsequent Plato scholarship. This edition nevertheless offers the first new translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant recent advances in scholarship by Neoplatonic commentators. It will provide an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, while also presenting Proclus' own views on the meaning and significance of Platonic philosophy. The book presents Proclus' unrepentant account of a multitude of divinities involved with the creation of mortal life, the supreme creator's delegation to them of the creation of human life, and the manner in which they took the immortal life principle from him and wove it together with our mortal parts to produce human beings."--
The last days of Socrates by Plato( Book )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates spent a lifetime analysing ethical issues, and the Euthyphro finds him outside the court-house, still debating the nature of piety with an arrogant acquaintance. The Apology is both a robust rebuttal to the charges of impiety and corrupting young minds and a definitive defence of the philosopher's life. Later, condemned and imprisoned in the Crito, Socrates counters the arguments of friends urging him to escape. And finally, in the Phaedo, Plato shows him calmly confident in the face of death, skilfully arguing the case for the immortality of the soul. Such works, as Harold Tarrant explains in his fine introduction to this revised edition, are no longer regarded by scholars as direct transcriptions of real events; their power to move us - and to challenge our moral assumptions - remains undiminished
The Neoplatonic Socrates by Harold Tarrant( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the name Socrates invokes a powerful idealization of wisdom and nobility that would surprise many of his contemporaries, who excoriated the philosopher for corrupting youth. The problem of who Socrates "really" was-the true history of his activities and beliefs-has long been thought insoluble, and most recent Socratic studies have instead focused on reconstructing his legacy and tracing his ideas through other philosophical traditions. But this scholarship has neglected to examine closely a period of philosophy that has much to reveal about what Socrates stood for and how he taught: the Neoplatonic tradition of the first six centuries C.E., which at times decried or denied his importance yet relied on his methods. In 'The Neoplatonic Socrates', leading scholars in classics and philosophy address this gap by examining Neoplatonic attitudes toward the Socratic method, Socratic love, Socrates's divine mission and moral example, and the much-debated issue of moral rectitude. Collectively, they demonstrate the importance of Socrates for the majority of Neoplatonists, a point that has often been questioned owing to the comparative neglect of surviving commentaries on the Alcibiades, Gorgias, Phaedo, and Phaedrus, in favor of dialogues dealing explicitly with metaphysical issues. Supplemented with a contextualizing introduction and a substantial appendix detailing where evidence for Socrates can be found in the extant literature, 'The Neoplatonic Socrates' makes a clear case for the significant place Socrates held in the education and philosophy of late antiquity. Contributors: Crystal Addey, James M. Ambury, John F. Finamore, Michael Griffin, Marilynn Lawrence, Danielle A. Layne, Christina-Panagiota Manolea, Francois Renaud, Geert Roskam, Harold Tarrant
Alcibiades and the Socratic lover-educator by Marguerite Johnson( )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Platonic work Alcibiades I , a divinely guided Socrates adopts the guise of a lover in order to divert Alcibiades from an unthinking political career. The contributors to this carefully focussed volume cover aspects of the background to the work; its arguments and the philosophical issues it raises; its relationship to other Platonic texts, and its subsequent history up to the time of the Neoplatonists. Despite its ancient prominence, the authorship of Alcibiades I is still unsettled; the essays and two appendices, one historical and one stylometric, come together to suggest answers to
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proclus' Commentary on Plato's dialogue Timaeus is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. This 2007 edition offered the first new English translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant advances in scholarship on Neoplatonic commentators. It provides an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, while also presenting Proclus' own views on the meaning and significance of Platonic philosophy. The present volume, the third in the edition, offers a subs
Scepticism or Platonism? : the philosophy of the Fourth Academy by Harold Tarrant( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his extensive knowledge of the ways in which Plato was read and invoked as an authority in late antiquity Dr Tarrant builds a most impressive reconstruction of Philo of Larissa's brand of Platonism and of its arrival in Middle Platonism, particularly that of Plutarch, long after the Academy's institutional demise
Plato's first interpreters by Harold Tarrant( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harold Tarrant here explores ancient attempts to interpret Plato's writings, by philosophers who spoke a Greek close to Plato's own, and provides a fresh, almost primitive reading of Plato himself. His book also serves as a synthesis of recent work on ancient interpreters of Plato."--Jacket
On Plato's "Cratylus" by Proclus( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Cratylus is the only ancient commentary on this work to have come down to us, and is illuminating in two ways. First, it is actually the work of two Neoplatonists. The majority of the commentary is supplied by the Athens-based Proclus (c. CE 411-485), who is well known for his magisterial commentaries on Plato's Timaeus and Parmenides, as well as for a host of other works involving the study of Plato. The material we have consists of excerpts from Proclus's commentary edited by another figure who appears to be a Platonist working somewhat later in Alexandria. Consequently it contains insights into the philosophy of both of the principal late antique centers of Platonism, Athens and Alexandria. Second, the material is divided between the grittier issues of language-theory, on which it engages freely with other ancient philosophies, and theological discussion, mostly involved with the etymologies of the names of Greek gods, in which Proclus is concerned to relate his own brand of Platonism to the "Orphic" and "Chaldaen" theological systems, and also to Homer."--BOOK JACKET
Thrasyllan platonism by Harold Tarrant( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrasyllus, best known as the Roman emperor Tiberius's astrologist, figured prominently in the development of ancient Platonism. How prominently and to what effect are questions that have puzzled philosophers down to our day; Harold Tarrant's important new book attempts to answer them
The Platonic Alcibiades I : the dialogue and its ancient reception by François Renaud( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although it was influential for several hundred years after it first appeared, doubts about the authenticity of the Platonic Alcibiades I have unnecessarily impeded its interpretation ever since. It positions itself firmly within the Platonic and Socratic traditions, and should therefore be approached in the same way as most other Platonic dialogue. It paints a vivid portrait of a Socrates in his late thirties tackling the unrealistic ambitions of the youthful Alcibiades, urging him to come to know himself and to care for himself. François Renaud and Harold Tarrant re-examine the drama and philosophy of Alcibiades I with an eye on those interpreters who cherished it most. Modern scholars regularly play down one or more of the religious, erotic, philosophic or dramatic aspects of the dialogue, so ancient Platonist interpreters are given special consideration. This rich study will interest a wide range of readers in ancient philosophy"--
Reading Plato in antiquity( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important collection of original essays is the first to concentrate on how the ancients responded to the challenge of reading and interpreting Plato, primarily between 100 BC and AD 600. It incorporates the fruits of recent research into late antique philosophy, in particular its approach to hermeneutic problems. While a number of prominent figures, including Apuleius, Galen, Plotinus, Porphyry and Iamblichus, receive detailed attention, several essays concentrate on the important figure of Proclus who provides the theme for the jacket of this book, with his characterisation of the true interpreters of Plato's philosophy as a chorus of Bacchants. The essays appear in the chronological order of their focal interpreters, giving a sense of the development of Platonist exegesis in this period. Reflecting their devotion to a common theme, the essays have been selected and are presented with a composite bibliography and indices."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Commentary on Plato's Gorgias by Olympiodorus( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a translation of the only surviving ancient commentary on Plato's Gorgias, written by the Alexandrian Platonist Olympiodorus in the sixth century AD. There are substantial notes on the commentary, which assist the reader to understand the context of Olympiodorus' Platonism, the choices available to him as an interpreter, and the special characteristics of his interpretation. A substantial introduction tackles the issues of greatest interest that arise from the work, including the author's mission as a Hellenist resisting Christian attacks on his discipline. Indices are provided
Recollecting Plato's Meno by Harold Tarrant( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plato's Meno is a dynamic and entertaining examination of the nature and origin of the kind of excellence displayed by successful Greek leaders. That such excellence existed was difficult to deny, but people expected to show it often disappointed, and others expected to know about it seemed confused. Though it depended on something like knowledge, it seemed impossible to pass on to others. Hence questions of social and political ethics also involve psychology and theory of knowledge. There is also an important focus on the nature of the learning process, which is itself illustrated by the way characters in the dialogue respond (or not) to the questions and encouragement of Plato's protagonist Socrates."
Brill's companion to the reception of Plato in antiquity by Dirk Baltzly( Book )

19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brill's companion to the reception of Plato in Antiquity offers a comprehensive account of the ways in which ancient readers responded to Plato, as philosopher, as author, and more generally as a central figure in the intellectual heritage of Classical Greece, from his death in the fourth century BCE until the Platonist and Aristotelian commentators in the sixth century CE
The last days of Socrates : Euthypho, Apology, Crito, Phaedo by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates spent a lifetime analysing ethical issues, and the Euthyphro finds him outside the court-house, still debating the nature of piety with an arrogant acquaintance. The Apology is both a robust rebuttal to the charges of impiety and corrupting young minds and a definitive defence of the philosopher's life. Later, condemned and imprisoned in the Crito, Socrates counters the arguments of friends urging him to escape. And finally, in the Phaedo, Plato shows him calmly confident in the face of death, skilfully arguing the case for the immortality of the soul. Such works, as Harold Tarrant explains in his fine introduction to this revised edition, are no longer regarded by scholars as direct transcriptions of real events; their power to move us - and to challenge our moral assumptions - remains undiminished
From the Old Academy to later neo-Platonism : studies in the history of Platonic thought by Harold Tarrant( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects a set of papers on ancient Platonism that span the nine centuries between Plato himself and his commentator Olympiodorus in the 6th century, many of them less easy to obtain. Much of the work is at the intersection of philosophy and literature, and a recurrent aim is to challenge existing orthodoxies and to suggest alternatives. Two further related aims are to encourage the rereading of Plato in the light of the later tradition, and the tradition in the light of influential passages of Plato. The articles are grouped here in three sections, dealing first with Socrates, Plato and the Old Academy, then with the Platonic revival and the 2nd century AD, and finally with later Neoplatonism. Note from publisher
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proclus' Commentary on the dialogue 'Timaeus' by Plato (d.347 BC), written in the fifth century AD, is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. It has had an enormous influence on subsequent Plato scholarship. This edition nevertheless offers the first new translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant recent advances in scholarship on Neoplatonic commentators. It will provide an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, while also presenting Proclus' own views on the meaning and significance of Platonic philosophy. The book presents Proclus' unrepentant account of a multitude of divinities involved with the creation of mortal life, the supreme creator's delegation to them of the creation of human life, and the manner in which they took the immortal life principle from him and wove it together with our mortal parts to produce human beings.--Jacket flap
The Continuum companion to Plato by Gerald A Press( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato, mathematician, philosopher and founder of the Academy in Athens, is, together with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, universally considered to have laid the foundations of western philosophy. This guide includes over 140 entries on various aspects of Plato's thought
Second sailing : alternative perspectives on Plato( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literaturverzeichnis Seite 325 - 346
Plato's method of hypothesis in the middle dialogues by Samuel Scolnicov( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Neoplatonic Socrates
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The last days of SocratesThe Neoplatonic SocratesAlcibiades and the Socratic lover-educatorCommentary on Plato's TimaeusScepticism or Platonism? : the philosophy of the Fourth AcademyPlato's first interpretersOn Plato's "Cratylus"The Platonic Alcibiades I : the dialogue and its ancient reception
Alternative Names
Harold Tarrant Autor publikací z oboru dějin filozofie, pedagog

Harold Tarrant b. Slough, England, 1946; senior lecturer in classics, Univ. of Sydney

Harold Tarrant Gräzist Klassischer Philologe

Tarrant, H. A. S. (Harold Adrian Stuart)

Tarrant, Harold

Tarrant, Harold A. S. 1946-

Tarrant, Harold Adrian Stuart

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