Re: [neoplatonism] query re: supposed oracle recorded by Porphyry
- thanks Mike, had a feeling it was authentic in some respect, as much
else in 'Gabalis' is.
On 31 August 2010 17:33, Goya <goya@...> wrote:
> Looks to me like a second-rate translation of Porphyry, fragment 325
> Smith, taken from book two of his *Philosophy from Oracles* and preserved
> in the so-called Theosoophy of Tübingen. Hans Lewy thought it was a
> Chaldaean Oracle and opened his great book *Chaldaean Oracles and Theurgy*
> with a translation and discussion of it (If, like me, you don't happen to
> have a copy of Lewy handy, you can pick one up on amazon for a mere
> $749.95 US. Fortunately, Michel Tardieu is working on a new edition, which
> will hopefully be somehat cheaper).
> Most scolars have not followed Lewy, and so the orcale is not included in
> most collections of the Chaldaean Oracles.
> HTH, Mike
> Michael Chase
> CNRS UPR 76