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Author Ficino, Marsilio, 1433-1499.

Title Gardens of philosophy : Ficino on Plato / [translations by Arthur Farndell]
Published London : Shepheard-Walwyn, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 192 pages)
Series Commentaries by Ficino on Plato's writing
Commentaries by Ficino on Plato's writing
Contents Preface by Clement Salaman -- The historical context by Michael Shepherd -- Translator's introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Socrates -- Plato -- Welcome -- PART ONE: SUMMARIES OF TWENTY-FIVE DIALOGUES OF PLATO. -- Translator's notes to Part One -- Ficino's preface to his Commentaries on Plato -- Hipparchus: the desire for gain -- Philosophy or the lover -- Theages: wisdom -- Meno: virtue -- Alcibiades I: nature of man -- Alcibiades II: prayer -- Minos: law -- Euthyphro: holiness -- Hippias: the beautiful and noble -- Lysis: friendship -- Theaetetus: knowledge -- Ion: poetic inspiration -- Statesman: kingship -- Protagoras: virtue -- Euthydemus: the views of the Sophists -- Lesser Hippias: truthfulness -- Charmides: temperance -- Laches: courage -- Cratylus: names -- Gorgias: rhetoric -- Apology: Socrates' defense -- Crito: Socrates' way of life -- Phaedo: nature of the soul -- Menexenus: love for one's country -- Critias: story of Atlantis -- PART TWO: DISCUSSIONS OF THE TWELVE 'LETTERS OF PLATO'. -- Translator's notes to Part Two -- First letter: from Dion to Dionysius -- Second letter: from Plato to Dionysius -- Third letter: from Plato to Dionysius -- Fourth letter: from Plato to Dion -- Fifth letter: from Dion to Perdiccas -- Sixth letter: from Plato to Hermias, Erastus, and Corsicus -- Seventh letter: from Plato to Dion's relatives and friends -- Eighth letter: from Plato to Dion's relatives and friends -- Ninth letter: from Plato to Archytas -- Tenth letter: from Plato to Aristodemus -- Eleventh letter: from Plato to Laodoman -- Twelfth letter: from Plato to Archytas -- PART THREE: APPENDICES. -- Translator's notes to Part Three -- Ficino's to ten of Plato's dialogues -- Ficino's preface to his commentaries on Plato
Summary Under the patronage of the Medici family, Marsilio Ficino translated into Latin and commentated on the meaning and implications of key works by Plato--including 25 of Plato's dialogues and 12 letters ascribed to the philosopher. The 40 concise articles in this collection comprise the first English translation of Ficino's works and provide an insightful glimpse into the philosophy that contributed to the Renaissance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Plato -- Early works to 1800.
Form Electronic book
Author Farndell, Arthur.
ISBN 0856832405
0856833649 (electronic bk.)
9780856832406
9780856833649 (electronic bk.)