By Marie-Luise Lakmann
Aulus Gellius' debts of his experiences in Athens are a big resource for the character of Taurus the Platonic thinker of the second century A.D. and along with, supply very important insights into the heritage of Platonic tuition of that point. the current paintings places jointly Gellius' stories at the center Platonist for the 1st time and by means of its precise statement bargains a brand new knowing of contents, shape and strategies of his philosophical directions, of the connection among instructor and scholars, and of scholar existence within the 2d century A.D. commonly. by way of this suggests a number of themes in historical philosophy, philology, technology, and pedagogics are handled. eventually the implications hence received are mixed with all last literary and epigraphic facts, in order that a full of life portrait of Taurus as a philosophical instructor emerges. a set of tales and fragments referring to Taurus' lifestyles and paintings, a entire bibliography, and indices entire the work."
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