Ennead VI.6-9 (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 468)
A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus
Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) used to be the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited through his disciple Porphyry, who released them a long time after his master's dying in six units of 9 treatises every one (the Enneads).
Plotinus seemed Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily comparable considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few impacts from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used seriously. he's a special mix of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His idea ruled later Greek philosophy and inspired either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive this day due to its union of rationality and severe non secular adventure.
In his acclaimed variation of Plotinus, Armstrong presents very good introductions to every treatise. His beneficial notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.