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References and further reading

  • Anon., (6th–7th century) Prolegomena to Platonic Philosophy, ed. L.G. Westerink, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1962; Prolégomènes à la philosophie de Platon, eds L.G. Westerink, J. Trouillard and A. Segonds, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1990.

    (1962 is parallel Greek text and English translation of a late Alexandrian work on the Neoplatonic curriculum. 1990 is a new edition of the Greek text with a parallel French translation and extensive annotation.)

  • Armstrong, A.H. (1970) Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Excellent introduction, with chapters on links with Plato, on Alexander of Aphrodisias and on Christian thinkers.)

  • Blumenthal, H.J. (1996) Aristotle and Neoplatonism in Late Antiquity: Interpretations of the ‘De Anima’, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    (Key study on the assimilation of Aristotle in Neoplatonic psychology and metaphysics, and its influence.)

  • Bowersock, G.W. (1990) Hellenism in Late Antiquity, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

    (Concise examination of the historical, religious and social context.)

  • Gersh, S. (1978) From Iamblichus to Eriugena, Leiden: Brill.

    (Detailed account of Neoplatonic metaphysics and the transition to medieval theology, including pseudo-Dionysius; major themes are illustrated with diagrams.)

  • Gersh, S. (1986) Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism: The Latin Tradition, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

    (Two source volumes for Latin Platonism from Cicero to medieval period; volume two covers Neoplatonism.)

  • Gersh, S. (1992) Platonism in Late Antiquity. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

    (Articles mainly on metaphysics and religion.)

  • Haas, F.A. (1997) John Philoponus’ New Definition of Prime Matter: Aspects of its Background in Neoplatonism and the Ancient Commentary Tradition, Leiden and New York: Brill.

    (New account of the theories of matter and space in the context of Neoplatonic thought.)

  • Lamberton, R. (1986) Homer the Theologian: Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition, Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.

    (On the Neoplatonic theory of literary interpretation.)

  • Lindberg, D.C. (1986) ‘The Genesis of Kepler’s Theory of Light: Light Metaphysics from Plotinus to Kepler’, Osiris 2: 5–42.

    (Definitive study on the influence of Neoplatonic light metaphysics in medieval and early modern science.)

  • Lloyd, A.C. (1990) The Anatomy of Neoplatonism, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

    (The best analytical account of Neoplatonic logic and metaphysics; for the advanced philosophy reader.)

  • O’Meara, D.J. (1982) Pythagoras Revived: Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

    (Key study on later Neoplatonic metaphysics and theory of knowledge.)

  • Saffrey, H.D. (1990) Recherches sur le néoplatonisme aprés Plotin (Studies of Neoplatonism After Plotinus), Paris: Vrin.

    (Collected articles about Porphyry, Iamblichus and Proclus, on theological themes, by a leading scholar in the field.)

  • Siorvanes, L. (1996) Proclus: Neoplatonic Philosophy and Science, Edinburgh and New Haven, CT: Edinburgh and Yale University Presses.

    (Covers Neoplatonism to Philoponus and Simplicius, suitable for newcomers.)

  • Steel, C. (1978) The Changing Self: A Study on the Soul in Later Neoplatonism: Iamblichus, Damascius, Simplicius. Brussels: Royal Academy.

    (Seminal study of late Neoplatonic psychology.)

  • Wallis, R.T. (1972) Neoplatonism, London: Duckworth.

    (Compact but thorough account suitable for a newcomer to the subject.)

  • Westerink, L.G. (1964) ‘Philosophy and Medicine in Late Antiquity’, Janus 51: 169–177.

    (On medical interests, primarily at the late Alexandrian school.)

Citing this article:
Siorvanes, Lucas. Bibliography. Neoplatonism, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A073-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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