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Baltzly, Dirk

Overview
Works: 69 works in 215 publications in 3 languages and 4,000 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Dirk Baltzly
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus. Proclus on time and the stars by Proclus( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a clear, rigorous translation of one of the most important works of Platonic philosophy from late antiquity
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Timaeus is arguably the most important ancient commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. Scholarship on Neoplatonic commentators like Proclus has made great strides ahead in recent times, yet this seminal text has yet to have a properly scholarly English translation. This thesis is currently in press with Cambridge University Press, and will appear as volume 4 in a series of books that fills this gap. This particular volume represents the second part of book III of the Greek text as edited by Diehls. In it Proclus describes the "creation" of the soul that animates the entire universe. (It is not a literal creation, for Proclus argues that Plato means only to convey the eternal dependence of the World Soul upon higher causes.) In his exegesis of Plato's text, Proclus addesses a range of issues in Pythagorian harmonic theory, as well as questions about trhe way in which the World Soul knows both Forms and the visible reality that comprises its body
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 664 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."--
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 663 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
Reading Plato in antiquity( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 227 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
Brill's companion to the reception of Plato in antiquity by Dirk Baltzly( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 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
In Platonis Phaedrum scholia by Hermeias( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This commentary records, through notes taken by Hermias, Syrianus' seminar on Plato's Phaedrus, one of the world's most influential celebrations of erotic beauty and love. It is the only Neoplatonic commentary on Plato's Phaedrus to have survived in its entirety. Further interest comes from the recorded interventions by Syrianus' pupils - including those by Proclus, his eventual successor as head of the Athenian school, who went on to teach Hermias' father, Ammonius. The first of two volumes of Hermias' commentary, the chapters translated here discuss the argument that the soul can be proved immortal as being the self-moving source of eternal motion. Aristotle explicitly disagreed with Plato on this treatment of the soul and Syrianus, having previously (in a commentary on the Metaphysics) criticised Aristotle severely when he disagreed with Plato, feels obliged here, too, to address the apparent disagreement. This new translation is thus vital for understanding Syrianus' attitude to Aristotle."--
Proclus : commentary on Plato's Republic by Proclus( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commentary on Plato's Republic by Proclus (d. 485 CE), which takes the form of a series of essays, is the only sustained treatment of the dialogue to survive from antiquity. This three-volume edition presents the first complete English translation of Proclus' text, together with a general introduction that argues for the unity of Proclus' Commentary and orients the reader to the use that the Neoplatonists made of Plato's Republic in their educational program. Each volume is completed by a Greek word index and an English-Greek glossary that will help non-specialists to track the occurrence of key terms throughout the translated text. The first volume of the edition presents Proclus' essays on the point and purpose of Plato's dialogue, the arguments against Thrasymachus in Book I, the rules for correct poetic depictions of the divine, a series of problems about the status of poetry across all Plato's works, and finally an essay arguing for the fundamental agreement of Plato's philosophy with the divine wisdom of Homer which is, in Proclus' view, allegorically communicated through his poems
Power and pleasure : virtues and vices( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Plato's Republic by Proclus( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The commentary on Plato's Republic by Proclus (d. 485 CE), which takes the form of a series of essays, is the only sustained treatment of the dialogue to survive from antiquity. This three-volume edition presents the first complete English translation of Proclus' text, together with a general introduction that argues for the unity of Proclus' Commentary and orients the reader to the use that the Neoplatonists made of Plato's Republic in their educational program. Each volume is completed by a Greek word index and an English-Greek glossary that will help non-specialists to track the occurrence of key terms throughout the translated text. The first volume of the edition presents Proclus' essays on the point and purpose of Plato's dialogue, the arguments against Thrasymachus in Book I, the rules for correct poetic depictions of the divine, a series of problems about the status of poetry across all Plato's works, and finally an essay arguing for the fundamental agreement of Plato's philosophy with the divine wisdom of Homer which is, in Proclus' view, allegorically communicated through his poems."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HERMIAS : on plato phaedrus 227a-245e by Michael John Share( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 22 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 edition offers the first new English translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant recent 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 first in the edition, deals with what may be seen as the prefatory material of the Timaeus. In it Socrates gives a summary of the political arrangements favoured in the Republic, and Critias tells the story of how news of the defeat of Atlantis by ancient Athens had been brought back to Greece from Egypt by the poet and politician Solon
Proclus : commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third volume in a new translation of Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Timaeus
Proclus : Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Dirk Baltzly( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Greek, Ancient and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This part of Proclus' Commentary is especially significant for the study of the Platonic tradition from the earliest commentators onwards
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third volume in a new translation of Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Timaeus
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 17 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
Proclus : commentary on Plato's Republic by Proclus( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The commentary on Plato's Republic by Proclus (d. 485 CE), which takes the form of a series of essays, is the only sustained treatment of the dialogue to survive from antiquity. This three-volume edition presents the first complete English translation of Proclus' text, together with a general introduction that argues for the unity of Proclus' Commentary and orients the reader to the use that the Neoplatonists made of Plato's Republic in their educational program. Each volume is completed by a Greek word index and an English-Greek glossary that will help non-specialists to track the occurrence of key terms throughout the translated text. The first volume of the edition presents Proclus' essays on the point and purpose of Plato's dialogue, the arguments against Thrasymachus in Book I, the rules for correct poetic depictions of the divine, a series of problems about the status of poetry across all Plato's works, and finally an essay arguing for the fundamental agreement of Plato's philosophy with the divine wisdom of Homer which is, in Proclus' view, allegorically communicated through his poems"--back cover
Commentary on Plato's Timaeus by Proclus( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Plato's Republic, Volume 1, Essays 1-6 by Proclus( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commentary on Plato's Republic by Proclus (d. 485 CE), which takes the form of a series of essays, is the only sustained treatment of the dialogue to survive from antiquity. This three-volume edition presents the first complete English translation of Proclus' text, together with a general introduction that argues for the unity of Proclus' Commentary and orients the reader to the use that the Neoplatonists made of Plato's Republic in their educational program. Each volume is completed by a Greek word index and an English-Greek glossary that will help non-specialists to track the occurrence of key terms throughout the translated text. The first volume of the edition presents Proclus' essays on the point and purpose of Plato's dialogue, the arguments against Thrasymachus in Book I, the rules for correct poetic depictions of the divine, a series of problems about the status of poetry across all Plato's works, and finally an essay arguing for the fundamental agreement of Plato's philosophy with the divine wisdom of Homer which is, in Proclus' view, allegorically communicated through his poems
 
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Baltzly, D. 1963-

Dirk Baltzly academicus

Dirk Baltzly filósofo australiano

Dirk Baltzly filozof australian

Dirk Baltzly US-amerikanisch-australischer Klassischer Philologe und Philosophiehistoriker

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