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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 1st, 2019, 1:44 pm

The Six Books of Proclus, the Platonic Successor, on the Theology of Plato Translated by Thomas Taylor (1758 - 1835)


The Six books of Proclus, the Platonic successor, on the Theology of Plato (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΤΗΣ ΚΑΤΑ ΠΛΑΤΩΝΑ ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ; Latin: Theologia Platonica; Alternate English Title: Platonic Theology). Translated from the Greek by Thomas Taylor. To which a Seventh book is added by Thomas Taylor in order to supply the deficiency of another book on this subject, which was written by Proclus, but since lost. The 1995 Prometheus Trust reprint of this translation says that Book 3 Chapter 1 of the translation contains Chapters 1-4 from the original Greek. Chapter 2 contains the Greek chapters 5-6 and Chapter 3 contains the Greek Chapters 7-8. After that the Translated and Greek chapters match beginning at Chapter 9. (Adapted from the Text and Wikipedia by Geoffrey Edwards)
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Post by craigdav1 » June 2nd, 2019, 1:26 pm

Before I set this up for you I just wanted to ask about the book title. The following title appears when I do a translator search: The Six Books of Proclus, the Platonic Successor, on the Theology of Plato. Could you help me understand where the title "Platonic Theology" comes from?

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 2nd, 2019, 8:52 pm

Hi David this Stanford article referred to this exact translation as Platonic Theology: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/proclus/

"Platonic Theology
Saffrey, H.D., and L.G. Westerink, 1968–1997, Proclus: Théologie platonicienne, 6 vol., (Series: Collection des Universités de France), Paris: Les Belles Lettres.
Taylor, Th, 1816, Proclus’ Theology of Plato, (Series: The Thomas Taylor Series, VIII), London: Prometheus Trust. [Reprint]"

There was also a later Christian Philosopher named Ficino who wrote a book that has the exact same Latin title and it is called Platonic Theology on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_theology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_Theology_(Ficino)

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 2nd, 2019, 9:01 pm

The project could also be called:

"Theology of Plato" or "On the Theology of Plato"

Both of these titles match the text in the book but seem to be less commonly used today when referring to the book written by Proclus.

You're the MC so whichever project title you judge to be best for the purposes of LibriVox cataloging is acceptable to me.
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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 2nd, 2019, 9:05 pm

Ok I'm going to be honest here. I picked 'Platonic Theology' over alternatives because I thought it sounded sexier. 8-)

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Post by craigdav1 » June 3rd, 2019, 4:54 am

I've changed the book title to the not so sexy one on the cover page. I would use this title at the beginning of the first intro and in the end of book statement at the very end of the last section. A shorter title can be used elsewhere as you did in the filenames. I took the liberty of putting myself in as DPL. If you have someone else in mind let me know.

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 3rd, 2019, 4:22 pm

I like it. It reminds me of the super long space ship from the movie Spaceballs.

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 3rd, 2019, 4:47 pm

Thanks for being MC and PL.

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Post by craigdav1 » June 3rd, 2019, 5:08 pm

Moving to the Going Solo forum!

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Post by craigdav1 » June 12th, 2019, 2:55 pm

1 PL OK!

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 16th, 2019, 6:36 pm

Thank You

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » July 13th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Section 2 is uploaded.

There are 2 mistaken citations in this section of the book. One to the Bible and one to Kepler. I read the correct citations instead. Just in case you're wondering. 8-)

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Post by craigdav1 » July 13th, 2019, 7:41 pm

2 PL OK.

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » July 26th, 2019, 6:18 pm

Thank you. 8-)

Section 3 is uploaded.

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Post by craigdav1 » July 26th, 2019, 8:17 pm

3 PL OK!

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