Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Review of Brisson et al. (eds.), Neoplatonic Demons and Angels

BRYN MAY CLASSICAL REVIEW: Luc Brisson, Séamus O'Neill, Andrei Timotin (ed.), Neoplatonic Demons and Angels. Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic tradition, volume 20. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2018. Pp. ix, 294. ISBN 9789004374973. €138,00. Reviewed by Cesar Sinatti (
In conclusion, Neoplatonic Demons and Angels will be a useful resource for scholars working on ancient demonology and angelology, offering detailed information and insightful thoughts on specific authors and issues, together with awareness of the most recent scholarly debate. The book could have engaged more with the philosophical potential of the notion of a mediating entity, but it nonetheless marks a significant advance in reconstructing the discussions around demons and angels, and will provide useful insights for future scholars to work on.

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