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The Enneads of PlotinusA Commentary$
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Paul Kalligas

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691154213

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691154213.001.0001

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Porphyry: On the Life of Plotinus and the Order of His Books

Porphyry: On the Life of Plotinus and the Order of His Books

(p.1) Porphyry: On the Life of Plotinus and the Order of His Books (p.2)
The Enneads of Plotinus

Paul Kalligas

, Elizabeth Key Fowden, Nicolas Pilavachi
Princeton University Press

This chapter presents a commentary on Porphyry’s Life of Plotinus (Vita Plotini; hereafter VP). It begins with a description of Porphyry, his times, and his work. It then discusses the composition and character of the VP. As appears from its title and final phrases, the VP was written as an introduction to the edition of the Enneads, P.’s complete written work, organized by Porphyry in a systematic manner according to themes. The chapter then describes the organization and sources of the VP, and the chronological system of the VP. It presents a table that outlines all of the chronological data contained in the VP, followed by maps, and other testimonies on Life of Plotinus.

Keywords:   Porphyry, Plotinus, Neoplatonism, ancient philosophy, Vita Plotini

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