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Hermias: On Plato’s Phaedrus

Tarrant, H and Baltzly, D ORCID: 0000-0003-2469-6199 2018 , 'Hermias: On Plato’s Phaedrus', in H Tarrant and DA Layne and D Baltzly and F Renaud (eds.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity , Koninklijke Brill NV, Netherlands, pp. 486-497.

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Several questions concerning this work have attracted scholarly dispute. Is it acommentary or only a set of notes? Is it from the voice of Syrianus or did theauthor listed in the manuscript, Hermias of Alexandria, subsequently add originalmaterial of his own? Evidence that would help to resolve these issues is in shortsupply, and for the purposes of this volume we can usually set them aside, andconcentrate on the ways in which it illuminates the ancient reception of Plato.The in Phaedrum provides us with a unique perspective on such matters, andtherein requires examination here regardless of intractable issuesof authorship.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Tarrant, H and Baltzly, D
Keywords: Plato, ancient readers, philosopy
Publisher: Koninklijke Brill NV
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