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    Filosofii︠a︡ Klimenta Aleksandriĭskogo
    Izd-vo NII matematiko-informat︠s︡ionnykh osnov obuchenii︠a︡ Novosibirskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. 1997.
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    Ancient Philosophers of Nature on Tides and Currents
    Философия И Космология 19 155-167. 2017.
    The article deals with currents and tides. We look at the history of their observation in antiquity as well as alternative theories, designed to explain their nature. Major theories accessed are those by Aristotle, Posidonius and Seneca. Special attention is given to ancient explanation of the phenomenon of the periodical change of the stream in Euripus’ channel. Throughout we refl ect on an analogy between natural phenomena and the processes occurring in living organisms, common to our philosop…Read more
  • Cosmology and Politics in Ancient Greek Thought
    Философия И Космология 21 153-158. 2018.
    The political dimension of Plato’s cosmological thought has been extensively explored as such and in its relation with Greek culture, but there remains a question of methodology. Which context will be more appropriate for Plato’s works? Shall we focus on their metaphysical features, or, alternatively, place them in a dialectical context? Or, maybe, we have to plunge them in the depth of Greek cultural life and compare with technological advances of Greek civilization? This latter approach, havin…Read more
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    Pythagorean Symbolism and the Philosophic Paideia in the Stromateis of Clement of Alexandria
    The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 3 1-14. 1998.
    This paper discusses certain aspects of the philosophy of education developed by the second century Christian writer Clement of Alexandria. Special attention is given to the place of his philosophy in the context of both pagan and Christian philosophical and theological movements as they relate to the Neopythagorean tradition that was revived in the first century.
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    Pythagoras traveling East: an image of a sage in Late Antiquity
    with Anna Afonasina
    Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 27. 2019.
    Our purpose on the present occasion is to evaluate some ideas the biographers of late antiquity held about the origins of European thought. Speaking about this period we are no longer dealing with the question of transferring of the archaic practices: these practices are indeed long dead. What we encounter can be better defined as the import of ideas. Equally important is a study of the changing attitudes of our authors: rather than passive witnesses, they became active participants of this impo…Read more
  • Гераклид понтийский. Фрагменты и свидетельства
    ΣΧΟΛΗ: Ancient Philosophy and The Classical Tradition 12 (2): 686-696. 2018.
    Aristotle and his followers, such as Aristoxenus and Dicaearchus, present Pythagoras, the Pythagoreans and Empedocles as figures not entirely devoid of legendary features. At the same time the Peripatetic biographers do not fail to place them in proper historical setting as intellectuals, initiated important philosophical and religious movements. According to Dicaearchus, for instance, the sages are known for their highly practical maxims and general rules of right conduct; Pythagoras developed …Read more
  • Неоплатонический асклепий
    with Anna Afonasina
    ΣΧΟΛΗ: Ancient Philosophy and The Classical Tradition 10 (1): 260-280. 2016.
    In general, Proclus had intimate relations with gods, but Asclepius seems to assist him all his life: the young Proclus miraculously recovered when the son of Asclepius, Telesphorus, appeared to him in a dream; in a more advanced age the patron of medicine saved him again, this time from arthritis; and it was Asclepius who appeared to him as a serpent “in his final illness”. The philosopher speaks about a vision of Asclepius in his Commentary to Alcibiades 166. Besides, he was probably involved …Read more
  • Птолемаида киренская. Пифагорейское учение о началах музыки
    ΣΧΟΛΗ: Ancient Philosophy and The Classical Tradition 6 (1): 111-134. 2012.
    The heir of Aristotle Theophrastus of Eresus wrote voluminously on a great variety of subjects, including music. Unfortunately, not much survived intact, and for recovering his highly original approach to music we have to rely on a series of testimonies in later authors, and a relatively long extract from his treatise On Music, quoted by Porphyry in his Commentary to Ptolemy’s Harmonics. He seems to be especially concerned with educational and therapeutic value of music and, most importantly, wh…Read more
  • Порфирий об одушевлении эмбриона
    ΣΧΟΛΗ: Ancient Philosophy and The Classical Tradition 7 (1): 176-238. 2013.
    In this small treatise the Neoplatonic philosopher Porphyry addresses the question, problematic to every Platonic philosopher, this of agency of the preexistent human soul. Are the embryos already in possession of the self-moving descended souls and thus already living beings? In order to answer the question Porphyry first tries to show that embryos are not actually animals and thus can more properly be compared with plants. The second set of arguments is aimed to show that they are not animals …Read more
  • Ямвлих о душе. Дополнение к переводу писем ямвлиха
    ΣΧΟΛΗ: Ancient Philosophy and The Classical Tradition 4 (2): 246-255. 2010.
    Following earlier studies by Raubitschek 1964 and Cameron 1969 the paper reexamines literary and epigraphic evidence concerned an Athenian philosopher called Iamblichus, who apparently played an important role in the revival of interest to his famous namesake in early fifth century Athens. The paper is prepared thanks to generous support of the Onassis Foundation in Athens and based on my talk at the conference “Iamblichus: His Sources and Influence”.
  • Диоген из аполлонии. Фрагменты и свидетельства
    ΣΧΟΛΗ: Ancient Philosophy and The Classical Tradition 3 (2): 559-611. 2009.
    The publication is dedicated to Diogenes of Apollonia, the "last Presocratic cosmologist". Building upon the great edition by André Laks it contains a Russian translation and commentaries on the few extant fragments of Diogenes’ writing and more extensive ancient testimonia about his life and teachings. The main body of the publication comprises the fragments, doxographical testimonia and doubtful testimonia. The texts are arranged according to the principles proposed by A. Laks and differ from …Read more
  • «Парменид» платона и происхождение неоплатонического единого
    with Anna Afonasina
    ΣΧΟΛΗ: Ancient Philosophy and The Classical Tradition 3 (1): 336-353. 2009.
    A classical article by Eric R. Dodds, The Parmenides of Plato and the Origin of the Neoplatonic 'One' in a Russian translation by Eugene Afonasin and Anna Afonasina [Kuznetsova].
  • Аристотель. О движении животных
    ΣΧΟΛΗ: Ancient Philosophy and The Classical Tradition 10 (2): 733-753. 2016.
    An annotated translation of Aristotle’s short treatise De motu animalium is designed to supplement a discussion of Theophrastus’ Metaphysics, Meteorology and a selection of the fragments of his lost scientific works, eps. Theophrastus’ critique of Aristotelian teleology and the idea of the first mover. The treatise is translated into Russian for the first time.
  • Переоткрытие антиковедения
    with Anna Afonasina
    ΣΧΟΛΗ: Ancient Philosophy and The Classical Tradition 1 (2): 299-303. 2007.
    An early article by Eric R. Dodds, The Rediscovery of the Classics in a Russian translation by Eugene Afonasin and Anna Afonasina [Kuznetsova]. Visit a page of the conference "Rethinking Dodds", Novosibirsk Akademgorodok, May 2007.
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    The political dimension of Plato’s cosmological thought has been extensively explored as such and in its relation with Greek culture, but there remains a question of methodology. Which context will be more appropriate for Plato’s works? Shall we focus on their metaphysical features, or, alternatively, place them in a dialectical context? Or, maybe, we have to plunge them in the depth of Greek cultural life and compare with technological advances of Greek civilization? This latter approach, havin…Read more
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    The Peripatetic treatise Peri pneumatos has recently received a great deal of scholarly attention. Some authors, predominantly A. Bos and R. Ferwerda, try to prove that the treatise is a genuine work of Aristotle and all the theories advanced in the text can be ultimately explained by references to this or that Aristotelian doctrine. Quite on the contrary, P. Gregoric, O. Lewis and M. Kuhar are firmly convinced that the treatise contains some physiological ideas introduced after Aristotle and ar…Read more
  • According to a later report, Aristotle thought that wise sayings are the “relics” of the past tekhne, preserved thanks to their conciseness and cleverness when ancient civilization perished in a world cataclysm. In this respect they are valuable clues for a retrospective reconstruction of the intellectual history of Greece, and Aristotle was the first to develop in his works a sense of historical consciousness, prerequisite for such a reconstruction, although some contemporary authors would cont…Read more
  • Теофраст. О первых началах
    Schole 10 (2): 710-732. 2016.
    Cicero, Clement of Alexandria as well as Proclus inform us that Theophrastus [372–287 BCE] inclined to identify the god and the sky. In the paper we will see that, indeed, the student of Aristotle frequently professes ideas that would surprise the philosopher of Stagira. For instance, he frequently insists that the kosmos is a living and ordered universe, and its innate movement is something which cannot be explained with the help of hand-made teleological constructions, such as the first mover.…Read more
  • A short polemical treatise of Galen, dedicated to the nature of medical knowledge, is now translated from the Greek into Russian for the first time. Galen outlines the position of two opposing camps in the Hellenistic medicine, the Rationalists and the Empiricists. The dispute culminates with the appearance of the third camp, the so-called Methodists, who claim to have found a position immune to criticism from the both sides. The majority of counterarguments of Galen are directed against this sc…Read more
  • The Peripatetic Dicaearchus composed a series of works dedicated to the intellectual history of Greece. In a sense, he was the first ancient author to write a comprehensive history of philosophy, centered on such key figures, as the Seven Sages, Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato. The sages are known for their highly practical maxims and general rules of right conduct; Pythagoras developed a new lifestyle and promulgated it in his public and private teaching; Socrates introduced a new form of intel…Read more
  • Гален. О моих воззрениях
    Schole 10 (1): 281-306. 2016.
    Galen’s last work, De propriis placitis has a very complex textual history. Except to few extracts, the Greek original of the treatise is lost. The last two chapters of the treatise, entitled On the substance of natural faculties, circulated independently in a fourteenth century translation into Latin by Niccolò da Reggio. The main body of treatise is preserved in a medieval Latin translation made from an Arabic translation. There is also a quote in Hebrew. Fortunately, some time ago V. Nutton p…Read more
  • In this small treatise the Neoplatonic philosopher Porphyry addresses the question, problematic to every Platonic philosopher, this of agency of the preexistent human soul. Are the embryos already in possession of the self-moving descended souls and thus already living beings? In order to answer the question Porphyry first tries to show that embryos are not actually animals and thus can more properly be compared with plants. The second set of arguments is aimed to show that they are not animals …Read more
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    The Houses of Philosophical Schools in Athens
    with Anna Afonasina
    Schole 8 (1): 9-23. 2014.
    In the first and second parts of the article we look at two archaeological sites excavated in the center of Athens, a building, located on the Southern slope of the Acropolis and now buried under the Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, known as House Chi, or the “House of Proclus”, and Houses A, B and C at the slope of the Areopagus overlooking the Athenian Agora. We outline and illustrate the basic finds and reexamine the principal arguments in favor of identifying these constructions as the houses o…Read more
  • The article begins with a brief survey of the Early Greek cosmogonies of Pherecydes of Syros and of the Orphics. My major concerns are the figure of Chronos and the demiurgic activity of Zeus. Ancient cosmogony is compared with the contemporary theory of time by I. Prigogine, who, not unlike the Ancients and in contrast with the standard cosmological theory of the Big Bang, thinks that Time did not originate with our world and will not end with it. Then I examine the Platonic kybernētēs metaphor…Read more
  • Ямвлих о душе
    Schole 6 (2): 228-258. 2012.
    Built on two previous studies, dedicated, respectively, to Iamblichus of Chalcis’ Letters and his vision of the afterlife 166–193 and ΣΧΟΛΗ 4.2 239–245), the author now turns to the De anima of the Syrian Neoplatonist, preserved only fragmentary in John of Stobi’s Eclogae. Unfortunately, only a doxographic part of Iamblichus’ original treatise On the Soul was preserved by Stobaeus. The fragments were collected and for the first time studied by Festugière, are then comprehensively edited, transla…Read more
  • This introductory paper discusses Ancient musical practices, outlines the sources of the science of Harmonics in Classical Greece, and reveals the role of music in the society. The exposition is supplemented with a series of color illustrations and a select bibliography.
  • In the second century A.D. the Mediterranean world underwent a profound change in ethical attitude towards the сosmos and human society, and the change is especially well reflected in one of the most controversial intellectual movement of the Late Antiquity, the so-called Gnostic tradition. Although attempts to draw a coherent picture of Gnosis which have been undertaken so far have yielded no satisfactory result, the basic patterns of thought, commonly labeled as ‘Gnostic’, are reasonably well …Read more
  • Ямвлих халкидский. Письма
    Schole 4 (1): 166-193. 2010.
    The Letters by the Neoplatonic philosopher Iamblichus of Chalchis, preserved in a fragmentary form by John of Stobi in his Antologia are translated into Russian for the first time. The work is based on a new commented edition of the Letters by John Dillon and Wolfgang Polleichtner and a partial French translation in O’Meara D., Schamp J., eds. Miroirs de prince de l’Empire romain au IVe siècle. In his introduction and notes to the translation the author mainly focuses on various aspects of polit…Read more