Commentaries on Plato, Volume I: Phaedrus and Ion
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Marsilio Ficino (1433 1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. The publication of his Latin translations of the dialogues in 1484 was an intellectual event of the first magnitude, making the Platonic canon accessible to western Europe after the passing of a millennium and establishing Plato as an authori...more
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Published November 1st 2008 by Harvard University Press
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