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Re: Which lost work would you like to have restored?

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  • vaeringjar
    ... Isidore / ... we ... But ... Serapeum ... earlier?!?) ... Yes - I was being a bit impertinent to bring it up at all, as it s a fine review and I really
    Message 1 of 8 , May 27, 2008
      --- In neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com, John Dilon <jmdillon@...> wrote:
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      > >> >
      > >> > Well, I would certainly like to have Damascius¹ Life of
      Isidore /
      > >> > Philosophic History in full, but not for any very serious
      > > philosophical
      > >> > reason! JMD
      > >> >
      > >> >
      > >
      > > C'est vrai! I am surprised in a way that we have as much of it as
      we
      > > do - can we assume the "juicier" bits survived and the cattiness
      > > promoted its survival, especially because of criticism of pagans?
      But
      > > Photius normally wasn't all that drawn to the salacious, etc., was
      > > he?
      > >
      > > I was just reading Robert Lamberton's review of the new edition by
      > > Athanassiadi at BMCR,
      > >
      > > http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2000/2000-01-23.html
      > >
      > > (How did he make that mistake about the destruction of the
      Serapeum
      > > in Alexandria happening in 491 instead of a hundred years
      earlier?!?)
      > >
      > > Dennis Clark
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      > Well, perhaps a confusion with the looting of the shrine of Isis at
      > Menuthis? JMD
      >
      >

      Yes - I was being a bit impertinent to bring it up at all, as it's a
      fine review and I really like his book on Neoplatonist allegory.

      For that reason I will resist then referring to his oversight as a
      case of "Homer nodding"...

      Dennis Clark
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