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Title: Plato in Syriac Literature
Author(s): ARZHANOV, Yury
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 132 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2019
No Syriac translation of any genuine Platonic work has become known thus far, though the name of the Greek philosopher, a number of ideas associated with it, and texts that bear it in the title became an integral part of Syriac literature. All three phenomena, however, should be seen as a product of the specific period of time, the early Christian era and Late Antiquity. We are thus faced with a Syriac image of Plato based on wisdom literature, with Platonism characteristic of the monastic ascetic tradition, and with the texts representing these influences.