Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles: A Study on Proclean Exegesis, with a Translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles

A Study on Proclean Exegesis, with a Translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy, 1st Edition

By Nicola Spanu

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240 pages

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Description

This volume examines the discussion of the Chaldean Oracles in the work of Proclus, as well as offering a translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy.

Spanu assesses whether Proclus’ exegesis of the Chaldean Oracles can be used by modern research to better clarify the content of Chaldean doctrine or must instead be abandoned because it represents a substantial misinterpretation of originary Chaldean teachings. The volume is augmented by Proclus’ Greek text, with English translation and commentary.

Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles will be of interest to researchers working on Neoplatonism, Proclus, and theurgy in the ancient world.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1. THE CHALDEAN TRIAD

CHAPTER 2. THE STRUCTURE OF THE DIVINE DIMENSION

CHAPTER 3. THE WORLD’S INTELLECTUAL ARCHETYPE AND THE CREATION OF THE MATERIAL DIMENSION

CHAPTER 4. MAN AND HIS DESTINY

CHAPTER 5. PROCLUS’ON CHALDEAN PHILOSOPHY. TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY

CONCLUSIONS

INDEX OF ANCIENT SOURCES QUOTED

BIBLIOGRAPHY

About the Author

Dr Nicola Spanu wrote a PhD thesis on Plotinus and his Gnostic disciples and took part in a post-doctoral project on Byzantine cosmology and its relation to Neoplatonism. He has worked as an independent researcher on his second academic publication, which has focused on Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles.

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Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General