Dominic J. O'Meara

in Pythagoras Revived

Published in print December 1990 | ISBN: 9780198239130
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600937 | DOI:

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Plutarch of Athens's successor, Syrianus, held views on the history of philosophy, in particular, concerning Pythagoras's place in that history, similar to those of Iamblichus and Hierocles. These views as reflected in Hermias's commentary on Plato's Phaedrus, are described, as is Syrianus's use of Iamblichus's On Pythagoreanism, in his commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics, with regard to the structure of reality, and number in psychology, physics, and metaphysics.

Keywords: Aristotle; Hermias; history of philosophy; Iamblichus; metaphysics; number; physics; Syrianus

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Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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