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Re: [neoplatonism] query re: supposed oracle recorded by Porphyry

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  • Jake Stratton-Kent
    thanks Mike, had a feeling it was authentic in some respect, as much else in Gabalis is. much obliged ALWays Jake ... -- Jake
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 31 9:46 AM
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      thanks Mike, had a feeling it was authentic in some respect, as much
      else in 'Gabalis' is.

      much obliged

      ALWays

      Jake


      On 31 August 2010 17:33, Goya <goya@...> wrote:
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      >
      >
      > 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
      > Paris-Villejuif
      > France
      >
      >


      --
      Jake

      http://www.underworld-apothecary.com/
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