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"The three ancient philosophical introductions translated in this volume flesh out our picture of what it would have been like to sit in a first-year Philosophy course in ancient Alexandria. Ammonius (AD 445-517/26) set up a new teaching programme in Alexandria with up to six introductions to the philosophy curriculum, which made it far more accessible, and encouraged its spread from Greek to other cultures. This volume's three introductory texts include one by his student Olympiodorus and one each by Olympiodorus' students Elias and David. Elias' Introductions to Philosophy starts with six definitions of Philosophy, to which David adds replies to the sceptical question whether there is such a thing as Philosophy. Olympiodorus' text translated here is an Introduction to Logic, which is just one of the three introductions he wrote himself."-- Supplied by publisher.

Title Elias and David : Introductions to philosophy : with Olympiodorus : Introduction to logic / translated by Sebastian Gertz.
Additional Titles Olympiodorus : Introduction to logic
Co-Author Gertz, Sebastian Ramon Philipp (translator)
Publisher London : Bloomsbury Academic
Creation Date 2018
Content Elias, Introduction to Philosophy. Textual Emendations -- Translation -- Notes -- Appendix : The Definitions of Philosophy according to Elias, Prol. 8,20-7 -- English : Greek Glossary -- Greek : English Index -- David, Introduction to Philosophy. Textual Emendations -- Translation -- Notes -- English : Greek Glossary -- Greek : English Index -- Olympiodorus, Introduction to Logic. Textual Emendations -- Translation -- Notes -- English : Greek Glossary -- Greek : English Index.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Series Ancient commentators on Aristotle
Format vi, 257 pages
25 cm.
Language English
Copyright Date ©2018
Identifier ISBN9781350051744
System Number 990048156810205171

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