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Re: [neoplatonism] Re: Contra Christianos

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  • Michael Chase
    ... M.C. : That d be Proclus, Commentary on the Republic, ed. Kroll. Otherwise known as fr. 51 (Des Places) of the Chaldaean Oracles. Best, Mike. ... Michael
    Message 1 of 16 , Apr 23, 2006
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      Le 23 avr. 06, à 06:25, Bradley Skene a écrit :

      > Not to belabor poor Berchamn, but reading on in his intro. to *Contra
      > Christianos*, I found this amazing passage:
      >
      >
      > Plotinus left none of his own writings to posterity. What we know of
      > his
      > teachings are preserved by Prophyry in the Enneads. These are
      > compendia of
      > oral teachings and lecture notes...The writings themselves lack a
      > stylistic
      > and grammatical polish... (P. 94)
      >
      >
      > The editing is about the worst I have ever seen. 'Seele' is repeatedly
      > spelled 'Selle'; French is a language without accents (rationalite,
      > etc.);
      > the anonymous refutation of Philostratus, *Life of Apollonius*, is
      > called *
      > Philogelos*. Ibid.s occur with no possible reference. A full list
      > would be
      > long.
      >
      > But I have an actual reason for e-mailing.
      >
      > On p. 54 Berchman quotes:
      >
      >
      > In Hecate's left hip exists the source of virtue, which remains wholly
      > within and does not give away its virginity.
      >
      >
      > This is attributed to :
      >
      > *Remp*. 2.201.10
      >
      > without any clear indication of the author. The context seems to
      > suggest
      > that this is from Porphyry (hard to tell since Berchman did not use
      > Smith's
      > edition of the fragments), and I recall reading the passage before,
      > but
      > cannot quite place it. Does anyone recognize its source?
      >
      > thanks,
      >
      > Bradley A. Skene

      M.C. : That'd be Proclus, Commentary on the Republic, ed. Kroll.
      Otherwise known as fr. 51 (Des Places) of the Chaldaean Oracles.

      Best, Mike.
      >
      >
      >
      Michael Chase
      (goya@...)
      CNRS UPR 76
      7, rue Guy Moquet
      Villejuif 94801
      France
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