The Textual Tradition of Plato's Timaeus and Critias


In The Textual Tradition of Plato's Timaeus and Critias, Gijsbert Jonkers provides new insights into the extant ancient and medieval evidence for the text of both Platonic dialogues. The discussions are set in the broader context of examinations in recent decades of the textual traditions of other individual Platonic works. Particularly the vast collection of testimonia of the Timaeus, one of Plato's most read, interpreted and discussed dialogues of all times, will be of interest for students of ancient philosophy, science and philology.

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Gijsbert Jonkers, Ph.D. (1989), Free University Amsterdam, teaches Classics and Philosophy in Zwolle (Netherlands). This volume is a revised and extended edition of his dissertation The Manuscript Tradition of Plato's Timaeus and Critias (Amsterdam 1989).
"Any specialist on the Platonic text tradition needs to use this book". David J. Murphy, ExClass 22, 2018: 233-237.
Scholars who study the tradition of Ancient Greek authors, Byzantine medieval manuscripts and Renaissance text editions, as well as codicologists and specialists of ancient philosophy, medicine and natural science.