Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) was the first English translator of the works of Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and the later Platonists. Select Works of Porphyry brings together three of Porphyry's major works - 'Abstinence from Animal Food', which applies philosophical ideas to the art of practical living, and 'Auxiliaries to the Perception of Intelligible Natures' explores the nature of the Soul, while 'concerning Homer's Cave of the Nymphs' is an examination of the allegories hidden within a small section of the Odyssey. This collection also includes Taylor's own essay on the wanderings of Ulysses. 


Westbury, The Prometheus Trust, 2008. Hardback, xii+236 pages. New.


Select Works of Porphyry - Thomas Taylor