Forgotten English Platonists of the 18th Century
These are studies of a small group of people who worked in their various ways to bring a ray of Platonic enlightenment to 18th century England.
Floyer Sydenham and James Harris
Notes for a detailed account, including previously unpublished biographical information about Sydenham from letters from mutual friends to Harris, and an account of Sydenham’s epic poem “Truth”.
Audio recording with illustrations of my talk to the Temenos Academy 10th February 2020
An 18th Century Platonic Philosophy of Music through the voices of James Harris, Floyer Sydenham and George Friderick Handel.
The text of a talk to the Temenos Academy 10th February 2020.
A summary of Floyer Sydenham’s epic poem on the Platonic Philosophy.
Carter’s relationship with cosmologist and architect Thomas Wright
The influence of Plato on Carter’s own work and the background to her translation of Epictetus.
A book length study of Thomas Anson, his life and travels and his influence on the Greek Revival – much of it otherwise unpublished material. This includes material about his friend Benjamin Stillingfleet.