Commentary on the Timæus of Plato: Volume I



Translated by Thomas Taylor

The divine Proclus presents to us a “treasury of Pythagoric and Platonic physiology” in these sublime commentaries on the Timæus of Plato. They deal with subjects as fundamental to the well-being and happiness of every human soul, that it may be said, and this with great assurance, that these Commentaries deliver to us an ever brightening and broadening pathway to the certain knowledge of the nature of the universe, together with its causes, its beings, its lives, and its varying intelligences, from the first to the last of things, and, as such, deserves the most ardent study and promulgation. In this work it may be clearly seen why and how man is a microcosm of the great universe, where our place is in the order of all things, and our relationships to beings, divine and otherwise, who fill this truly golden chain of order. The nature of eternity and time, fate, the soul, the choirs of angels, dæmons, and heroes, are also unfolded in a luminous and elevating manner, together with the causes of evil, ignorance, and corruption, true and apparent.

Proclus’ Commentary on the Timæus of Plato Volume 1, Thomas Taylor, The Prometheus Trust, 2006

Hardback. Octavo. Purple cloth binding. New. 530 pp.