Commentaries on Plato, Volume 2 (Hardcover)

Parmenides, Part I (I Tatti Renaissance Library #51)

By Marsilio Ficino, Maude Vanhaelen (Translator)

Harvard University Press, 9780674064713, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2012

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Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. Ficino's commentaries on Plato remained the standard guide to the Greek philosopher's works for centuries. Vanhaelen's new translation of Ficino's vast commentary on the Parmenides makes this monument of Renaissance metaphysics accessible to the modern student of philosophy. The volume contains the first critical edition of the Latin text, an ample introduction, and extensive notes.

About the Author

Maude Vanhaelen is an Academic Fellow in the Departments of Italian and Classics at the University of Warwick.