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Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity (2003)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0199285535, Paperback)Conventional wisdom suggests that the Platonist philosophers of Late Antiquity, from Plotinus (third century) to the sixth-century schools in Athens and Alexandria, neglected the political dimension of their Platonic heritage in their concentration on an otherworldly life. But Dominic O'Meara presents a revelatory reappraisal of these thinkers, arguing that their otherworldliness involved rather than excluded political ideas, and he reconstructs for the first time a coherent political philosophy of Late Platonism.
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Conventional wisdom suggests that the Platonist philosophers of late antiquity, from Plotinus (3rd century) to the 6th-century schools in Athens and Alexandria, neglected the political dimension of their Platonic heritage in concentrating on an otherworldly life. The author presents a reappraisal.
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