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1. Empedocles, Fragments, 4 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. 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
3. Aristotle, Metaphysics, 12.7-12.9 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Alcinous, Handbook of Platonism, 10.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Atticus, Fragments, 3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Justin, First Apology, 26.5 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Numenius of Apamea, Fragments, 12, 16-17, 20-21, 52, 11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Numenius of Apamea, Fragments, 12, 15-17, 20-21, 52, 11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Tertullian, Against Marcion, 1.15 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

1.15. After all, or, if you like, before all, since you have said that he has a creation of his own, and his own world, and his own sky; we shall see, indeed, about that third heaven, when we come to discuss even your own apostle. Meanwhile, whatever is the (created) substance, it ought at any rate to have made its appearance in company with its own god. But now, how happens it that the Lord has been revealed since the twelfth year of Tiberius C sar, while no creation of His at all has been discovered up to the fifteenth of the Emperor Severus; although, as being more excellent than the paltry works of the Creator, it should certainly have ceased to conceal itself, when its lord and author no longer lies hid? I ask, therefore, if it was unable to manifest itself in this world, how did its Lord appear in this world? If this world received its Lord, why was it not able to receive the created substance, unless perchance it was greater than its Lord? But now there arises a question about place, having reference both to the world above and to the God thereof. For, behold, if he has his own world beneath him, above the Creator, he has certainly fixed it in a position, the space of which was empty between his own feet and the Creator's head. Therefore God both Himself occupied local space, and caused the world to occupy local space; and this local space, too, will be greater than God and the world together. For in no case is that which contains not greater than that which is contained. And indeed we must look well to it that no small patches be left here and there vacant, in which some third god also may be able with a world of his own to foist himself in. Now, begin to reckon up your gods. There will be local space for a god, not only as being greater than God, but as being also unbegotten and unmade, and therefore eternal, and equal to God, in which God has ever been. Then, inasmuch as He too has fabricated a world out of some underlying material which is unbegotten, and unmade, and contemporaneous with God, just as Marcion holds of the Creator, you reduce this likewise to the dignity of that local space which has enclosed two gods, both God and matter. For matter also is a god according to the rule of Deity, being (to be sure) unbegotten, and unmade, and eternal. If, however, it was out of nothing that he made his world, this also (our heretic) will be obliged to predicate of the Creator, to whom he subordinates matter in the substance of the world. But it will be only right that he too should have made his world out of matter, because the same process occurred to him as God which lay before the Creator as equally God. And thus you may, if you please, reckon up so far, three gods as Marcion's - the Maker, local space, and matter. Furthermore, he in like manner makes the Creator a god in local space, which is itself to be appraised on a precisely identical scale of dignity; and to Him as its lord he subordinates matter, which is notwithstanding unbegotten, and unmade, and by reason hereof eternal. With this matter he further associates evil, an unbegotten principle with an unbegotten object, an unmade with an unmade, and an eternal with an eternal; so here he makes a fourth God. Accordingly you have three substances of Deity in the higher instances, and in the lower ones four. When to these are added their Christs - the one which appeared in the time of Tiberius, the other which is promised by the Creator - Marcion suffers a manifest wrong from those persons who assume that he holds two gods, whereas he implies no less than nine, though he knows it not.
10. Calcidius (Chalcidius), Platonis Timaeus Commentaria, 145, 151, 295-297, 144 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

11. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 7.135-7.136 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7.135. Body is defined by Apollodorus in his Physics as that which is extended in three dimensions, length, breadth, and depth. This is also called solid body. But surface is the extremity of a solid body, or that which has length and breadth only without depth. That surface exists not only in our thought but also in reality is maintained by Posidonius in the third book of his Celestial Phenomena. A line is the extremity of a surface or length without breadth, or that which has length alone. A point is the extremity of a line, the smallest possible mark or dot.God is one and the same with Reason, Fate, and Zeus; he is also called by many other names. 7.136. In the beginning he was by himself; he transformed the whole of substance through air into water, and just as in animal generation the seed has a moist vehicle, so in cosmic moisture God, who is the seminal reason of the universe, remains behind in the moisture as such an agent, adapting matter to himself with a view to the next stage of creation. Thereupon he created first of all the four elements, fire, water, air, earth. They are discussed by Zeno in his treatise On the Whole, by Chrysippus in the first book of his Physics, and by Archedemus in a work On Elements. An element is defined as that from which particular things first come to be at their birth and into which they are finally resolved.
12. Eusebius of Caesarea, Preparation For The Gospel, 15.5.1-15.5.14, 15.6.3, 15.6.6, 15.14.2 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

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

14. Anon., Chaldean Oracles, 16, 20-21, 28, 3, 32, 35, 37, 4-5, 50, 6, 8, 1



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alcinous Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
amelius Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
aristotle, on god/prime mover Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 122
aristotle, platonists and Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 122
ascent literature, visionary/mystical Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
atticus Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
body Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
chaldean oracles Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
clement of alexandria Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
contemplation Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
contingency, contingent (ἐνδεχόμενον), (middle) platonists on Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 122
cosmos, intelligible Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
epicurus/epicureans/epicureanism Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 122
eusebius Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
fire, intelligent Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
gnostic, gnosticism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
god, first Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
god Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
gods, aristotle on Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 122
intellect, intelligible Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
intellect, paternal Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
intellect, supreme Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
intellect, triad Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
intelligible, archetype, object Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
matter (hyle) Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 320
metaphysics Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
middle platonism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
mind, triad, nous Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
monad, plotinus concept of O'Brien, The Demiurge in Ancient Thought (2015) 152
monad Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
monism, ontogonic Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
neoplatonism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
neopythagoreanism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
nicomachus Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
numenius Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386; Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272; O'Brien, The Demiurge in Ancient Thought (2015) 151, 152; Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
oracles Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
plato Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
platonists/platonism/plato, and aristotle Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 122
platonists/platonism/plato, and stoicism Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 122
platonists/platonism/plato, on contingency (τὸ ἐνδεχόμενον) Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 122
platonists/platonism/plato Brouwer and Vimercati, Fate, Providence and Free Will: Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue in the Early Imperial Age (2020) 122
platonizing sethians Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
platos timaeus Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
plotinus Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386; 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 Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386; Vazques and Ross, Time and Cosmology in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (2022) 50
principles Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 320
space Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 320
spirit, tensile movement of Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
stoic, stoicism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
supreme principle Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
theology Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
triad, chaldaean Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 386
unknown, god Lieu, Marcion and the Making of a Heretic: God and Scripture in the Second Century (2015) 320
world soul Leão and Lanzillotta, A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (2019) 272
young gods, comparison to second god' O'Brien, The Demiurge in Ancient Thought (2015) 151
young gods O'Brien, The Demiurge in Ancient Thought (2015) 152