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Storytime: Reading Hierocles on the Golden Verses, Part II

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For the works cited in this episode, see the notes to Part I. For various approaches to the problem of theurgy in Hierocles’ Commentary (and Chapter XXVI in particular), the following three sources cover most of the ground:

Hierocles on Theurgy

Ilsetraut Hadot. Studies on the Neoplatonist Hierocles. American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA, 2004, pp. 47-56.

Hermann Sadun Schibli. Hierocles of Alexandria. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002, pp. 115 ff.

Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler. Theurgy in Late Antiquity: The Invention of a Ritual Tradition. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 2013, pp. 175-85.