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Drawing on Photios' synopsis of the 8 mistakes contained in Clement of Alexandria's misplaced paintings 'Hypotyposeis', this booklet bargains a re-assessment of second-century theology . The ebook stresses the significance realizing Clement's paintings in its unique

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133; Conf. 172. T. Runia, “A Brief History of the Term Kosmos Noétos from Plato to Plotinus”, in Traditions of Platonism: Essays in Honour of John Dillon, ed. J. Cleary (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999), 151–72. 16 Philo, Opif. 102. It is possible to see the Pythagorean origin of Philo’s thought and this inspiration may have led Clement of Alexandria to call the Jewish philosopher ‘the Pythagorean’. T. Runia, “Why does Clement of Alexandria call Philo ‘The Pythagorean’ ”, Vigilae christianae 49 (1995): 1–22.

36 Louth argues that Photios’ particular interest in the Antiochene theologians came from their specific hermeneutical method of commenting on difficult passages from the Scriptures, focusing on and explaining a particular problem, rather than writing ‘a thorough-commentary’ in the manner of the Alexandrian school,37 or even Clement in his Hypotyposeis. To strengthen this point, Louth notes that Photios valued allegory, which was central to Alexandrian exegesis,38 as is evident from his acquaint34 I am very grateful to Professor Louth for drawing to my attention his paper “Photios as a Theologian”, in E.

Brill, 1981], 145–55). I wish to point to an observation made by Whittaker: “for throughout the entire period of late antiquity the Timaeus was without a doubt not only the most frequently read dialogue of Plato, but in general the most influential work of a philosophical nature” (J. H. Armstrong, (ed. J. A. Markus; Studies in Platonism and Patristic Thought 27 (London: Variorum Reprints, 1984), 57. 6 Clement expressed a similar interest in Plato’s dialogue to that of his philosophical predecessors and contemporaries.

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