Gott und die Götter bei Plutarch. Götterbilder, by Rainer Hirsch-Luipold (Hrsg.)

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Dazu vgl. M . , Διανοήματα. Kleine Schriften zu Piaton und zum Platonismus, hg. v. A. HÜFFMEIER, Stuttgart/Leipzig 1999, 1-32, insbes. 2 0 - 2 9 . h. der Ursache des noetischen Seins. h. als Schaffensursache der Ideen. 20 Der zweite Gott ist identisch mit dem platonischen Demiurgen und stellt die Ursache der körperlichen Welt dar (ό δημιουργός ό της γενέσεως). h. 22 Die klare Unterscheidung zwischen erstem und zweitem Gott findet sich, außer bei Numenios, auch bei dem Autor des Didascalicus und vielleicht auch bei Eudoros von Alexandria.

It is difficult, therefore, to see the speeches of both the young Plutarch and Ammonios as pure fictions. Plutarch and other Middle Platonists The elements of the speech offer an insight into the transition from Platonism to Middle Platonism. The younger Plutarch presents himself as interested, if not an expert, in numerical allegory (or number mysticism), something identified with the Neopythagoreans of the time. Yet, his selection of the number five, the pempad, as the pivotal number, and his development of its 18 See R.

103, where he notes (103) that Aristotle - in a text studied by Eudoros, namely Metaphysics A 5 986b24-25 - , attributes to Xenophanes alone the idea that the One is God: τό έν είναι φήσι τον θεόν. Mansfeld believes (106) that most probably Eudoros himself conflated the traditions which resulted in his scheme of monism and dualism. 45 See M. FREDE, "Monotheism and Pagan Philosophy in Later Antiquity", in Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity, ed. by P. ATHANASSIADI/M. E. BRENK, "Mixed Monotheism? , ed.

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