Commentary on Plato’s Phaedo



The Greek Commentaries on Plato’s Phaedo

Dual-language text, edited with translation by L. G. Westerink

L. G. Westerink’s fine translations of the Commentaries on Plato’s Phaedo by Olympiodorus and Damascius were originally published in 1973 in two volumes and have been highly regarded ever since. The two authors, living and writing as they did at the end of the era of pagan philosophy, were able to draw on a long and uninterrupted tradition of philosophical thought which stretched back beyond Pythagoras, and which was given impetus by Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and Proclus amongst many others. These volumes, then, give us a glimpse at least of the insights which were being transmitted from thinker to thinker in late antiquity in the schools of philosophy.

Olympiodorus: Commentary on Plato’s Phaedo, L. G. Westerink, The Prometheus Trust, 2009

Hardback. Octavo. Red cloth binding. Minor wear to the cover, otherwise like new. 193 pp.