Gardens of Philosophy

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Under the patronage of the Medici family, Marsilio Ficino translated into Latin and commentated on the meaning and implications of key works by Plato—including 25 of Plato’s dialogues and 12 letters ascribed to the philosopher. The 40 concise articles in this collection comprise the first English translation of Ficino’s works and provide an insightful glimpse into the philosophy that contributed to the Renaissance.  

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Arthur David Farndell is a translator and the author of A Mahabharata Companion.

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"This long awaited translation of a key Renaissance work will prove invaluable to scholars and fascinating to the general reader."  —Michael Shepherd, editor, Friend to Mankind: Marsilio Ficino 1433–1499"This is philosophy with a mystical dimension—one that is crucial to the original Socratic and Platonic teaching."  —Faith and Freedom"These prefaces [to Ficino's dialogues and letters] will interest intellectual and cultural historians and students of philosophy, religion and literature."  —Renaissance Quarterly"The distilled conciseness of these writings gives us, more vividly perhaps than any other source, a sense of what Plato's wisdom meant to [Ficino] who became his apostle to the Renaissance."  —Temenos Academy Review
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