The Greek Sophists, edited by John Dillon

The Greek Sophists, edited by John Dillon

​Penguin Classics, 2003 By mid-5th century BC, Athens was governed by democratic rule and power turned upon the ability of the citizen to command the attention of the people, and to sway the crowds of the assembly. It was the Sophists who understood the art of...
Neoplatonic Philosophy by John Dillon and Lloyd P. Gerson

Neoplatonic Philosophy by John Dillon and Lloyd P. Gerson

Hackett, 2004   The most comprehensive collection of Neoplatonic writings available in English, this volume provides translations of the central texts of four major figures of the Neoplatonic tradition: Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, and Proclus. The general...
The Heirs of Plato by John Dillon

The Heirs of Plato by John Dillon

Oxford University Press, 2005 This 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 70 years or so following his death in 347 BC – generally known as ‘The Old...
The Roots of Platonism by John Dillon

The Roots of Platonism by John Dillon

Cambridge University Press, 2019 How does a school of thought, in the area of philosophy, or indeed of religion, from roots that may be initially open-ended and largely informal, come to take on the features that later mark it out as distinctive, and even exclusive?...