By Marie-Luise Lakmann

Aulus Gellius' money owed of his reviews in Athens are an immense resource for the character of Taurus the Platonic thinker of the second century A.D. and along with, supply vital insights into the heritage of Platonic university of that point. the current paintings places jointly Gellius' experiences at the center Platonist for the 1st time and via its unique remark bargains a brand new figuring out 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 issues in historic philosophy, philology, technological know-how, and pedagogics are handled. eventually the consequences hence won are mixed with all final 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 relating Taurus' lifestyles and paintings, a entire bibliography, and indices entire the work."

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