93 - Pythagorean Theorems: Iamblichus

Iamblichus fuses Platonism with pagan religious conviction and sets the agenda for Neoplatonism in generations to come.

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Further Reading: 

• E. Afonasin, J.M. Dillon, and J.F. Finamore (eds), Iamblichus and the Foundations of Late Platonism (Leiden: 2012).

 • H.J. Blumenthal, and E.G. Clark (eds), The Divine Iamblichus (London: 1993).

 • E.C. Clarke, J.M. Dillon and J.P. Hershbell (trans.), Iamblichus: On the Mysteries (Atlanta: 2003).

 • B.P. Copenhaver, Hermetica (Cambridge: 1992).

 • J.M. Dillon, “Iamblichus’ Noera Theoria of Aristotle’s Categories,” Syllecta Classica 8 (1997), 65-77.

 • J.M. Dillon, “Iamblichus’ Defence of Theurgy: Some Reflections,” Journal of the Platonic Tradition 1 (2007), 30-41.

 • J.F. Finamore, Iamblichus and the Theory of the Vehicle of the Soul (Chico, CA: 1985).

 • J.F. Finamore and J.M. Dillon, Iamblichus: De Anima (Leiden: 2002).

 • H. Lewy, The Chaldean Oracles and Theurgy (Paris: 1978).

 • G. Shaw, Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus (University Park: 1995).

 • C. Steel, The Changing Self: A Study on the Soul in Later Neoplatonism (Brussels: 1978).