""This is an excellent book which makes a great contribution not only to the literature on the commentary tradition of the "Phaedo," but also to the study of Neoplatonic commentaries and the way in which such commentaries should be read." Sarah Klitenic Wear, "Bryn Mawr Classical Review" 8.5.2012. ""Gertz has done many services in this volume, and it is likely not an exaggeration to hold his work as a model approach to dealing with the Neoplatonic commentary genre and its difficulties of interpretation."" Dennis Clark, "The International Journal of the Platonic" 8:1 (2014), pp. 107-109. ""A huge amount of scholarship has evidently gone into producing this volume, and the result is a book that makes a significant contribution to research in this area and that most certainly delivers on its goal of helping us to see the Phaedo through late Neoplatonic spectacles."" G. Fay Edwards, "Philosophical Review" 123:2 (2014), pp. 231-234. ""This book should be on the reading list of all who study the nature of soul in Plato, the place of the Phaedo in the Neoplatonic curriculum, Plato s theory of recollection and the forms in souls, Plato s myths, transmission patterns among Neoplatonic commentators, and ethical issues such as philosophical purification, suicide, the relationship between civic and contemplative virtues, providence, and others."" Donka D. Markus, "Ancient Philosophy" 33:2 (2013), pp. 464-469."
About the Author
Sebastian R. P. Gertz, Ph.D. (2010) in Classics, University of Cambridge, is a Research Associate to the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle project at King's College London. He has published on Greek Neoplatonism and the ancient commentary tradition.