The Tivoli Plato

Stephen G. Miller

in The Berkeley Plato

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780520258334
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943599 | DOI:
The Tivoli Plato

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Given that the Tivoli square-omicron portrait herms comprise a series with one and only one example of each famous ancient, this conclusion that the Berkeley Plato does not belong to the Tivoli group actually became inevitable already in 1846. Attention to the Tivoli Plato has, naturally, focused on the inscription. As is immediately apparent, it is virtually a word-for-word, letter-for-letter, punctuation-for-punctuation duplicate of the Berkeley text, with only minor variations. Both the Tivoli Plato and the Berkeley Plato could have been copied from a common prototype, or the Tivoli copied from the Berkeley in antiquity.

Keywords: portrait herms; Tivoli square-omicron; Berkeley Plato; Tivoli Plato

Chapter.  1725 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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