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1. Plato, Republic, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

508e. Yes, it does, This reality, then, that gives their truth to the objects of knowledge and the power of knowing to the knower, you must say is the idea of good, and you must conceive it as being the cause of knowledge, and of truth in so far as known. Yet fair as they both are, knowledge and truth, in supposing it to be something fairer still than these you will think rightly of it. But as for knowledge and truth, even as in our illustration
2. Plato, Timaeus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

29e. constructed Becoming and the All. He was good, and in him that is good no envy ariseth ever concerning anything; and being devoid of envy He desired that all should be, so far as possible, like unto Himself. Tim. This principle, then, we shall be wholly right in accepting from men of wisdom as being above all the supreme originating principle of Becoming and the Cosmos.
3. Philo of Alexandria, On Dreams, 1.67 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1.67. Perhaps, however, the historian, by this allegorical form of expression, does not here mean by his expression, "place," the Cause of all things; but the idea which he intends to convey may be something of this sort; --he came to the place, and looking up with his eyes he saw the very place to which he had come, which was a very long way from the God who may not be named nor spoken of, and who is in every way incomprehensible. XII.
4. New Testament, John, 4 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Alcinous, Handbook of Platonism, 14.3-14.4, 14.6, 28.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.11.1, 1.27.1, 1.29, 1.29.1-1.29.4 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7. Maximus of Tyre, Dialexeis, 11.8-11.12 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Numenius of Apamea, Fragments, 13, 15-17, 20-22, 11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Numenius of Apamea, Fragments, 12-13, 15-17, 20-22, 11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Nag Hammadi, The Gospel of Truth, 33.34, 40.27, 43.10-43.14 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

11. Nag Hammadi, The Tripartite Tractate, 53.6, 54.12-54.16, 54.19-54.21, 54.23 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

12. Origen, Against Celsus, 7.42 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7.42. Celsus next refers us to Plato as to a more effective teacher of theological truth, and quotes the following passage from the Tim us: It is a hard matter to find out the Maker and Father of this universe; and after having found Him, it is impossible to make Him known to all. To which he himself adds this remark: You perceive, then, how divine men seek after the way of truth, and how well Plato knew that it was impossible for all men to walk in it. But as wise men have found it for the express purpose of being able to convey to us some notion of Him who is the first, the unspeakable Being - a notion, namely; which may represent Him to us through the medium of other objects - they endeavour either by synthesis, which is the combining of various qualities, or by analysis, which is the separation and setting aside of some qualities, or finally by analogy - in these ways, I say, they endeavour to set before us that which it is impossible to express in words. I should therefore be surprised if you could follow in that course, since you are so completely wedded to the flesh as to be incapable of seeing ought but what is impure. These words of Plato are noble and admirable; but see if Scripture does not give us an example of a regard for mankind still greater in God the Word, who was in the beginning with God, and who was made flesh, in order that He might reveal to all men truths which, according to Plato, it would be impossible to make known to all men, even after he had found them himself. Plato may say that it is a hard thing to find out the Creator and Father of this universe; by which language he implies that it is not wholly beyond the power of human nature to attain to such a knowledge as is either worthy of God, or if not, is far beyond that which is commonly attained (although if it were true that Plato or any other of the Greeks had found God, they would never have given homage and worship, or ascribed the name of God, to any other than to Him: they would have abandoned all others, and would not have associated with this great God objects which can have nothing in common with Him). For ourselves, we maintain that human nature is in no way able to seek after God, or to attain a clear knowledge of Him without the help of Him whom it seeks. He makes Himself known to those who, after doing all that their powers will allow, confess that they need help from Him, who discovers Himself to those whom He approves, in so far as it is possible for man and the soul still dwelling in the body to know God.
13. Origen, On First Principles, 4.4.1 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

14. Porphyry, Life of Plotinus, 17 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
agency / agent, divine Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
alcinous Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
amelius Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
animals (general) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
assimilation, to god (homoiōsis theōi) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
atticus Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
body Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
body / bodies (corporeal, material, matter, physical) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
clement of alexandria Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
coherence vii Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
contemplation Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
coptic Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
cosmos (visible world, universe) / cosmology, invisible universe / world-soul Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
cosmos (visible world, universe) / cosmology Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
creation / creatures / create Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
daemon Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
demiurge (craftsman, creator) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
father, fatherhood Albrecht, The Divine Father: Religious and Philosophical Concepts of Divine Parenthood in Antiquity (2014) 355
father and maker Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 333
gnosis' Albrecht, The Divine Father: Religious and Philosophical Concepts of Divine Parenthood in Antiquity (2014) 355
gnostic, gnosticism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
god Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
god (theos) ix Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
goddess, second god Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
gods / goddesses Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
harmony / symphony / orchestration Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
incorporeal (immaterial) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
intellect, triad Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
invisible spirit Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
irenaeus Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
johannine, authorship Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
johannine, schism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
john, son of zebedee Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
life, noetic Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
metaphysics / metaphysical Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
mind, triad, nous Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
monad Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
noetic triad Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
numenius Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392; O'Brien, The Demiurge in Ancient Thought (2015) 146; Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
olympius of alexandria, invisible Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
one-being, platonic, plotinian Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
one and the many Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
plato Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
platonism (middle / imperial) vi–viii Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
platonizing sethians Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
plotinus Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392; Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
plutarch Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
porphyry Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
religion / myth Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133
sethians Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
soul, ensoulment of body O'Brien, The Demiurge in Ancient Thought (2015) 146
soul, relation to intellect Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
stoic, stoicism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 392
theology Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 133