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Evermore Shall Be So
Evermore Shall Be So

Evermore Shall Be So

Ficino on Plato's Parmenides

Translated by Arthur Farndell

Commentaries by Ficino on Plato's Writings


288 Pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $43.95)

Publication Date: September 2008

ISBN 9780856832567

Rights: US, CA, CAM & SAM

Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers (Sep 2008)


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Featuring philosophical commentary from Marsilio Ficino—a leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance who translated all the works of Plato into Latin—this work is the first English translation of Ficino's commentary of Plato's dialogue between the philosopher Parmenides and the youthful Socrates. In the scene, the older man instructs his student on the use of dialectic to draw the mind away from its preoccupation with the realm of matter and attract it towards contemplation of the soul.


"The style is graceful: Farndell achieves a pointed alliteration and consonance." —Renaissance Quarterly

"The translation and publication of these commentaries of Ficino is a great service. They are simple and charming in their style and show that Ficino did not 'preach' Platonism." —David Horan, author, Oxford: A Cultural and Literary Companion

"[A] very readable translation." —Faith and Freedom

Author Biography

Arthur Farndell is the translator of Gardens of Philosophy and the author of A Mahabharata Companion.