ON THE CAVE OF THE NYMPHS IN THE THIRTEENTH... (Book published

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Author  Porphyry of Tyre
Publisher  Independently published
Publication Date   August 16, 2019
ISBN  1686668139
Pages  50

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The Neo-platonist philosopher Porphyry (234 - ca. 305 A.D.) wrote this work as a commentary on 11 verses of Homer's Odyssey, from book 13. In these verses, Homer describes the cave of the water-nymphs or Naiads on the island of Ithaca. Porphyry's work treats this as an allegory of the way in which the souls of men originate in each generation. He draws upon an eclectic mix of sources to illustrate his theme, including Plato, Zoroaster, Heraclitus, the bible and some references to Egyptian and Chaldaean oracles.

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