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Ancient Approaches to Plato’s Timaeus (BICS Supplement 78)

Twelve academic essays, given during the Institute of Classical Studies research seminar in 2000 and 2001, examine Plato’s vision of the `real world’ as he presented it in Timaeus while considering the text’s influence on classical philosophers and scientists. Specific subjects include astronomy, the reactions of Aristotle and others to Timaeus , Hellenistic musicology, Proclus’ Commentary , comparisons with Aristotle’s Physics and mythology.

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