Études sur Le Timée de Platon, Volumes I and II (in one volume). Thomas Henri MARTIN.

Études sur Le Timée de Platon, Volumes I and II (in one volume).

New York: Arno Press, 1976. Reprint. Hardcover. Octavo. Two volumes in one, xii + 428pp & iv + 462pp + fold-out. Light green boards with dark blue titling to spine and upper board. Text in FRENCH (with some GREEK - parallel text). Thomas-Henri Martin's renowned edition of the Timaeus of Plato. It comprises the revised Greek text, a translation into French, and a commentary in the form of brief notes followed by essays on: Atlantis; the origin of the world; Platonic theology, psychology, mathematics; ancient Greek music, the astronomical systems of antiquity, etc. Martin (1813 - 1884) was a historian of science, Hellenist, spiritual philosopher,and professor of ancient literature and dean of the Faculty of Letters of Rennes. A scarce reprint of this complete two volume work (in one volume) which was first published in French in 1841 and 1842. The Timaeus is one of Plato's best known dialogues, in which he speculates on humanity and the nature of the physical world, supposedly drawing many of his ideas from the teaching of Egyptian antiquity. This edition is a volume from the Arno Press collection: "History of Ideas in Ancient Greek". Slight darkening and rubbing to covers, pages a little toned - else a tight, bright VG+ copy (no dust jacket issued). Item #63162
ISBN: 0405073194

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