•  5889
    Iamblichus and the foundations of late platonism (edited book)
    with John M. Dillon and John Finamore
    Brill. 2012.
    Drawing on recent scholarship and delving systematically into Iamblichean texts, these ten papers establish Iamblichus as the great innovator of Neoplatonic philosophy who broadened its appeal for future generations of philosophers.
  •  1119
    The Pythagorean Way of Life in Clement of Alexandria and Iamblichus
    In Eugene V. Afonasin, John M. Dillon & John Finamore (eds.), Iamblichus and the foundations of late platonism, Brill. pp. 13-36. 2012.
    Eugene Afonasin highlights the wealth of information on Pythagoras and his tradition preserved in Clement of Alexandria’s Stromateis and presents them against the background of Later Platonic philosophy. He rst outlines what Clement knew about the Pythagoreans, and then what he made of the Pythagorean ideal and how he reinterpreted it for his own purposes. Clement clearly occupies an intermediate position between the Neopythagorean biographical tradition, rmly based on Nicomachus, and that more…Read more
  •  188
    Ancient Philosophers of Nature on Tides and Currents
    Filosofiâ I Kosmologiâ 19 (1): 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
  •  151
    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
  •  22
    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
  •  10
    Herophilus on pulse
    with Anna Afonasina
    Schole 9 (1): 93-104. 2015.
    The first detailed study of the pulse is associated in antiquity with Herophilus, an Alexandrian physician, renowned for his anatomical discoveries. The scholars also attribute to him a discovery of a portable and adjustable water-clock, used for measuring ‘natural’ and ‘unnatural’ pulse and, accordingly, temperature of the patient. In the article we translate the principal ancient evidences and comment upon them. We study both the practical aspects of ancient sphygmology and the theoretical spe…Read more
  •  9
    Theophrastus on the First Principles
    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
  •  6
    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
  •  6
    Filosofii︠a︡ Klimenta Aleksandriĭskogo
    Izd-vo NII matematiko-informat︠s︡ionnykh osnov obuchenii︠a︡ Novosibirskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. 1997.
  •  5
    Iamblichus on the Soul
    Schole 4 (2). 2010.
    The Letters by the Neoplatonic philosopher Iamblichus of Chalchis, preserved in a fragmentary form by John of Stobi in his Antologia and translated into Russian in the previous issue of the journal 166–193), are now supplemented by two minor testimonia and a note on the descend of souls in Later Neoplatonism.
  •  4
    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.
  •  4
    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
  •  1
    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
  • 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.
  • Corpus Dionysiacum Slavicum
    Schole 2 (1): 99-115. 2008.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • «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].
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Letters by the Neoplatonic philosopher Iamblichus of Chalchis, preserved in a fragmentary form by John of Stobi in his Antologia and translated into Russian in the previous issue of the journal 166–193), are now supplemented by two minor testimonia and a note on the descend of souls in Later Neoplatonism.
  • 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”.
  • 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