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Porphyry of Tyre was a third-century Neoplatonic philosopher and follower of Plotinus. He edited and published ‘The Enneads’, the only collection of his teacher’s work. Porphyry also wrote original works in Greek on a wide variety of topics, including philosophy, religion, vegetarianism, philology and science, while revealing a scholarly care in citing authorities. His influential work ‘Isagoge’, an introduction to logic and philosophy, was the standard textbook on logic throughout the Middle Ages. Surviving fragments of ‘Against the Christians’, which was condemned in 448 to be burned, marked him as a fierce critic of the new religion. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Porphyry’s collected works, with illustrations, introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Porphyry’s life and works
* Features the collected works of Porphyry, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introductions to the major works
* Includes translations by Stephen MacKenna, Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie, Octavius Freire Owen and Thomas Taylor
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Porphyry’s rare treatises
* Provides a dual English and Greek text for four of the major works, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features a bonus biography


The Translations
Life of Plotinus
Life of Pythagoras
On the Faculties of the Soul
Against the Christians
On the Cave of the Nymphs in the Odyssey
On the Abstinence of Eating Animals
Aids to the Study of the Intelligibles
Letter to Marcella
Letter to the Egyptian Anebo

The Greek Texts
List of Greek Texts

The Dual Texts
Dual Greek and English Texts

The Biography
Brief Biography: Porphyry

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