The Writings of Thomas Taylor,
the Platonist (1758-1835)
For the Thomas Taylor Collection (paperback books), see here:
Thomas Taylor, The Platonist, by W.A.E. Axon (1890)
Thomas Taylor, from the Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Brutes (1966 reprint), by Louise Schutz Boas
Thomas Taylor: The English Platonist, Philaletheians
Thomas Taylor: The English Platonist, Prometheus Trust
Lists of Works
The Works of Thomas Taylor, from Thomas Taylor, The Platonist by W.A.E. Axon (1890)
Thomas Taylor the Platonist: List of Original Works and Translations, by Ruth Balch (1917)
Translations, Original Works & Articles (by year)
Ocellus Lucanus on the Nature of the Universe (see 1831 for later edition)
Concerning the Beautiful; or, a paraphrase translation from the Greek of Plotinus, Ennead I. Book VI. [WorldCat]
The Philosophical and Mathematical Commentaries of Proclus on the First Book of Euclid’s Elements, and his Life by Marinus. With a preliminary Dissertation on the Platonic Doctrine of Ideas. To which are added A History of the Restoration of the Platonic Theology by the later Platonists, 2 vols. (see 1792 for second revised edition)
The Phædrus of Plato: A Dialogue Concerning Beauty and Love [WorldCat]
The Philosophical and Mathematical Commentaries of Proclus on the First Book of Euclid’s Elements, and his Life by Marinus. With a preliminary Dissertation on the Platonic Doctrine of Ideas. To which are added A History of the Restoration of the Platonic Theology by the later Platonists, 2 vols.
Pausanias’s Description of Greece (see 1824 for second edition, enlarged)
The Fable of Cupid and Psyche; to which are added a Poetical Paraphrase on the Speech of Diotima in the Banquet of Plato; Four Hymns, With an Introduction, in which the meaning of the Fable is unfolded.
Four letters from Thomas Taylor, the Platonist, to Charles Taylor, Secretary of the Society of Arts, 1800-1804.
Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, containing the Triumph of the Wise Man over Fortune according to the doctrine of the Stoics and Platonists; the Creed of the Platonic Philosopher; a Panegyric on Sydenham (see 1820 for 2nd Edition, with additions)
The Treatises of Aristotle on the Heavens (see also v.7 of The Works of Aristotle, 1812) [WorldCat]
The Elements of the true Arithmetic of Infinites. In which all the Propositions on the Arithmetic of Infinites invented by Dr. Wallis relative to the summation of fluxions are demonstrated to be false, and the nature of infinitesimals is unfolded.
The History of Animals of Aristotle and his Treatise on Physiognomy (see also v.8 of The Works of Aristotle, 1812) [WorldCat]
The Commentaries of Proclus on the Timæus of Plato (see 1820 for 2nd edition)
The Rhetoric, Poetic and Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle (see 1818 for 2nd edition)
A Dissertation on the Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries (2nd Edition)
Remarks on the Dæmon of Socrates (article)
Use of Arches Known Among the Ancients (article)
Collection of the Chaldean Oracles (articles)
Orphic Fragments, hitherto inedited (article)
Remarks on a Passage in Stobæus (article)
Iamblichus’ Life of Pythagoras, or Pythagoric Life, accompanied by fragments of the Ethical Writings of certain Pythagoreans in the Doric Dialect, and a Collection of Pythagoric Sentences from Stobæus and Others
On the Antiquity of Alchymy (article)
On the Theology of the Greeks (article)
Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, containing the Triumph of the Wise Man over Fortune according to the doctrine of the Stoics and Platonists; the Creed of the Platonic Philosopher; a Panegyric on Sydenham (2nd Edition, with additions) [WorldCat]
On the Mythology of the Greeks (article)
Political Fragments of Archytas, Charondas, Zaleucus, and other ancient Pythagoreans, preserved by Stobæus, and also Ethical Fragments of Hierocles, the celebrated commentator on the Pythagoric verses preserved by the same author.
Select Works of Porphyry, containing his Four Books on Abstinence from Animal Food; his Treatise on the Homeric Cave of the Nymphs, and his Auxiliaries to the perception of Intelligible Natures. With an Appendix explaining the Allegory of the Wanderings of Ulysses.
Emendations of the text of Plato (article)
Classical Allusion (article)
Biblical Criticism (article)
Corruption of Demiurgus (article)
Ocellus Lucanus on the Nature of the Universe. Taurus, the Platonic Philosopher, on the Eternity of the World; Julius Firmicus Maternus of the Thema Mundi, in which the positions of the stars at the commencement of the several mundane periods is (sic) given; Select Theorems on the Perpetuity of Time by Proclus
Two Treatises of Proclus, the Platonic Successor, the former consisting of ten Doubts concerning Providence, and a Solution of those Doubts, and the latter containing a Development of the Nature of Evil.
Translations from the Greek of the following treatises of Plotinus: On Suicide, to which is added an Extract from the Harl. MS. of the Scholia of Olympiodorus on the Phædo of Plato respecting Suicide. Two Books on Truly Existing Being, and Extracts from his Treatise on the manner in which the multitude of ideas subsists, and concerning the Good, with additional Notes from Porphyry and Proclus.