Allegory and Ascent in Neoplatonism

dc.contributor.authorStruck, Peter T
dc.contributor.authorStruck, Peter T
dc.date2023-05-17T19:10:06.000
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-22T13:03:17Z
dc.date.available2023-05-22T13:03:17Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-01
dc.date.submitted2017-12-20T09:08:06-08:00
dc.description.abstractIn Late Antiquity a series of ideas emerges that adds a kind of buoyancy to allegorism. Readers' impulses toward other regions of knowledge begin to flow more consistently upward, drawn by various metaphysical currents that guide and support them. A whole manner of Platonist-inspired architectures structure the cosmos in the early centuries of the Common Era, among thinkers as diverse as the well-known Origen and the mysterious Numenius. Plato's understanding of appearances had always insisted on some higher, unfallen level of reality, in which the forms dwell, and to which we have no access through our senses. This other level seems to invite allegorical aspirations. Of course, Plato himself prominently declined the invitation, and it is no small irony that his work should have become the font of such heady visions.
dc.identifier.citation<p>Struck, P.T. (2010). Allegory and Ascent in Neoplatonism. In Copeland, R. & Struck, P.T. (Eds.), <em>The Cambridge Companion to Allegory</em>, 57-70. Cambridge University Press.</p>
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.upenn.edu/handle/20.500.14332/8065
dc.legacy.articleid1183
dc.legacy.fulltexturlhttps://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1183&amp;context=classics_papers&amp;unstamped=1
dc.rights<p>This material has been published in <em>The Cambridge Companion to Allegory</em> edited by Copeland, R. & Struck, P.T. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press.</p>
dc.source.beginpage57
dc.source.endpage70
dc.source.issue181
dc.source.journalDepartmental Papers (Classical Studies)
dc.source.journaltitleThe Cambridge Companion to Allegory
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.subject.otherAncient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity
dc.subject.otherArts and Humanities
dc.subject.otherClassical Literature and Philology
dc.subject.otherClassics
dc.titleAllegory and Ascent in Neoplatonism
dc.typeBook Chapter
digcom.contributor.authorisAuthorOfPublication|email:STRUCK@SAS.UPENN.EDU|institution:University of Pennsylvania|Struck, Peter T
digcom.identifierclassics_papers/181
digcom.identifier.contextkey11280067
digcom.identifier.submissionpathclassics_papers/181
digcom.typechapter
dspace.entity.typePublication
relation.isAuthorOfPublication1b265f8c-721f-40de-bc52-a41d66342a9a
relation.isAuthorOfPublication.latestForDiscovery1b265f8c-721f-40de-bc52-a41d66342a9a
upenn.schoolDepartmentCenterDepartmental Papers (Classical Studies)
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
Allegory_and_Ascent.pdf
Size:
82.54 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Collection