The Roots of Platonism

The Prometheus Trust, 2009

The Prometheus Trust has published exemplary editions of ancient philosophical texts, many of which were influential upon Renaissance magic. Among these were the neo-platonists, Including Iamblichus, who was notable for emphasising ritual and religion, i.e. theurgy.  In 2009, they re-published John Dillon’s wonderful 1973 translation from the Greek, here re-edited with a new introduction by the author. It gives the English reader a clean, clear and sensitive experience of Iamblichus’ Platonic Commentaries.  It is preceded by Dillon’s 65-page overview of Iamblichus’ life and thought, and is followed by his detailed analysis on each comment, which takes up 180 pages.

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