Der Platoniker Tauros in Der Darstellung Des Aulus Gellius

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BRILL, 1995 - Philosophy - 294 pages
Aulus Gellius' accounts of his studies in Athens are a major source for the personality of Taurus the Platonic philosopher of the 2nd century A.D. and besides, give important insights into the history of Platonic school of that time. The present work puts together Gellius' reports on the Middle Platonist for the first time and - by its detailed commentary - offers a new understanding of contents, form and methods of his philosophical instructions, of the relationship between teacher and students, and of student life in the 2nd century A.D. in general. By this means numerous topics in ancient philosophy, philology, science, and pedagogics are dealt with. Finally the results thus gained are combined with all remaining literary and epigraphic evidence, so that a lively portrait of Taurus as a philosophical teacher emerges. A collection of testimonies and fragments concerning Taurus' life and work, a comprehensive bibliography, and indices complete the work.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
28
Section 4
46
Section 5
58
Section 6
69
Section 7
72
Section 8
82
Section 13
141
Section 14
150
Section 15
165
Section 16
178
Section 17
179
Section 18
192
Section 19
199
Section 20
207

Section 9
95
Section 10
98
Section 11
114
Section 12
120
Section 21
229
Section 22
259
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Marie-Luise Lakmann, Ph.D. (1993) in Classical Philology, University of Munster, is a research associate with the Platonism in Ancient Antiquity Project in the Classical Department at the University of Munster.

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