THE ENNEADS

of Plotinus

Direct Links to Enneads, Treatises and Chapters Online


This page contains several sets of links to the Enneads of Plotinus on the web. They will take you to directly the Ennead, the treatise, or the chapter of interest. English, Greek, and French versions are included. By convention, sections of the Enneads are numbered e.g., 3.3.2 (or III.3.2), where the first number refers to the Ennead, the second to the treatise, and the third to the chapter.

Ennead × Treatise × Chapter:

Ennead × Treatise:

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    Index by Chapter at Sacred Texts (MacKenna & Page trs., 1917-1930)

    Ennead 1
    11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    21 2 3 4 5 6 7
    31 2 3 4 5 6
    41 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    51 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    7 1 2 3
    81 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    9
    Ennead 2
    11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    21 2 3
    31 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    41 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    51 2 3 4 5
    61 2 3
    71 2 3
    81 2
    91 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    Ennead 3
    11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    21 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    31 2 3 4 5 6 7
    41 2 3 4 5 6
    51 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    61 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    71 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    81 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    91 2 3
    Ennead 4
    1: 1
     
    2: 1 2
     
    3: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
    4: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
    5: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    6: 1 2 3
    7: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
     
     
    8: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
     
    9: 1 2 3 4 5
    Ennead 5
    1: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
     
    2: 1 2
     
    3: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    4: 1 2
     
     
    5: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    6: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    7: 1 2 3
     
     
    8: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
     [Taylor version]
    9: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
    Ennead 6
    1: 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
    2: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
    3: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
    4: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
     
     
    5: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    6: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    7: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
    8: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
    9: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


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    High-quality scans (Ennead/Treatise) of Greek text - Kirchhoff edition (Leipzig, 1856)

    Ennead 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9
    Ennead 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9
    Ennead 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
    Ennead 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9
    Ennead 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9
    Ennead 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9

    Note: Kirchhoff used a different numbering system, but the traditional numbering is shown in the margins.


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    English text of the Enneads (Ennead/ Treatise) at DavidMcKay.com (MacKenna & Page trs.)

    Ennead 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9
    Ennead 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9
    Ennead 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
    Ennead 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9
    Ennead 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9
    Ennead 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9


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    Greek Text ( Babes-Bolyai University, Romania) - by Ennead
    (These are pdf files; suggestion: right-click link and save file to your computer)

    1st Ennead (pdf)
    2nd Ennead (pdf)
    3rd Ennead (pdf)
    4th Ennead (pdf)
    5th Ennead (pdf)
    6th Ennead (pdf)


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    English Text (MacKenna tr.; 1918) Online Library of Liberty - by Ennead

    Porphyry: On the Life of Plotinus
    The Preller-Ritter Extracts Forming a Conspectus of the Plotinian System
    1st Ennead
    2nd Ennead
    3rd Ennead
    4th Ennead
    5th Ennead
    6th Ennead


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    English, Greek, French Text (Ennead/Treatise) by Philippe Remacle
    (These pages are internally hyperlinked; extensive footnotes in French version).

      First Ennead

      English   Greek   French Title of Tractate
      Tract. 1   Tract. 1   Tract. 1 1. On the Animate and the Man
      Tract. 2   Tract. 2   Tract. 2 2. On Virtue
      Tract. 3   Tract. 3   Tract. 3 3. On Dialectic (The Upward Way)
      Tract. 4   Tract. 4   Tract. 4 4. On True Happiness (Well Being)
      Tract. 5   Tract. 5   Tract. 5 5. On Whether Happiness (Well Being) Increases with Time
      Tract. 6   Tract. 6   Tract. 6 6. On Beauty
      Tract. 7   Tract. 7   Tract. 7 7. On the Primal Good and Secondary Forms of Good
      Tract. 8   Tract. 8   Tract. 8 8. On Evil
      Tract. 9   Tract. 9   Tract. 9 9. Reasoned Withdrawal from Life

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      Second Ennead

      English   Greek   French Title of Tractate
      Tract. 1 Tract. 1 Tract. 1 1. On Heaven
      Tract. 2  Tract. 2 Tract. 2 2. On the Movement of Heaven
      Tract. 3  Tract. 3 Tract. 3 3. Whether the Stars are Causes
      Tract. 4  Tract. 4 Tract. 4 4. On Matter
      Tract. 5  Tract. 5 Tract. 5 5. On Potentiality and Actuality
      Tract. 6  Tract. 6 Tract. 6 6. On Quality and Form
      Tract. 7  Tract. 7 Tract. 7 7. On Coalescence
      Tract. 8 Tract. 8 Tract. 8 8. Why Distant Objects Appear Small
      Tract. 9 Tract. 9 Tract. 9 9. Against the Gnostics

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      Third Ennead

      English   Greek   French Title of Tractate
      Tract. 1  Tract. 1 Tract. 1 1. On Fate
      Tract. 2  Tract. 2 Tract. 2 2. The First Treatise on Providence
      Tract. 3  Tract. 3 Tract. 3 3. The Second Treatise on Providence
      Tract. 4  Tract. 4 Tract. 4 4. On Our Tutelary Spirit
      Tract. 5  Tract. 5 Tract. 5 5. On Love
      Tract. 6  Tract. 6 Tract. 6 6. On the Impassivity of the Unembodied
      Tract. 7  Tract. 7 Tract. 7 7. On Eternity and Time
      Tract. 8 Tract. 8 Tract. 8 8. On Nature, Contemplation, and The One
      Tract. 9 Tract. 9 Tract. 9 9. Various Questions

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      Fourth Ennead

      English   Greek   French Title of Tractate
      Tract. 1  Tract. 1 Tract. 1 1. On the Essence of the Soul (I)
      Tract. 2  Tract. 2 Tract. 2 2. On the Essence of the Soul (II)
      Tract. 3  Tract. 3 Tract. 3 3. Questions Concerning the Soul (I)
      Tract. 4  Tract. 4 Tract. 4 4. Questions Concerning the Soul (II)
      Tract. 5  Tract. 5 Tract. 5 5. Questions Concerning the Soul (III)
      Tract. 6  Tract. 6 Tract. 6 6. On Sensation and Memory
      Tract. 7  Tract. 7 Tract. 7 7. On the Immortality of the Soul
      Tract. 8 Tract. 8 Tract. 8 8. On the Descent of the Soul into Bodies
      Tract. 9 Tract. 9 Tract. 9 9. Whether all Souls are One

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      Fifth Ennead

      English   Greek   French Title of Tractate
      Tract. 1  Tract. 1 Tract. 1 1. On the Three Primary Hypostases
      Tract. 2  Tract. 2 Tract. 2 2. On the Origin and Order of the Post-Primary Beings
      Tract. 3  Tract. 3 Tract. 3 3. On the Knowing Hypostases and That Which is Beyond
      Tract. 4  Tract. 4 Tract. 4 4. How That Which is After the First Comes from the First, and on The One
      Tract. 5  Tract. 5 Tract. 5 5. That the Intelligibles are not Outside the Intellect, and on The Good
      Tract. 6  Tract. 6 Tract. 6 6. That Which is Beyond Being Does not Think
      Tract. 7  Tract. 7 Tract. 7 7. Whether there are Ideas of Particular Beings
      Tract. 8 Tract. 8 Tract. 8 8. On Intelligible Beauty
      Tract. 9 Tract. 9 Tract. 9 9. On Intellect, the Forms, and Being

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      Sixth Ennead

      English   Greek   French Title of Tractate
      Tract. 1  Tract. 1 Tract. 1 1. On the Kinds of Being (1)
      Tract. 2  Tract. 2 Tract. 2 2. On the Kinds of Being (2)
      Tract. 3  Tract. 3 Tract. 3 3. On the Kinds of Being (3)
      Tract. 4  Tract. 4 Tract. 4 4. On the Presence of Being, One and the Same, Everywhere as a Whole (1)
      Tract. 5  Tract. 5 Tract. 5 5. On the Presence of Being, One and the Same, Everywhere as a Whole (2)
      Tract. 6  Tract. 6 Tract. 6 6. On Numbers
      Tract. 7  Tract. 7 Tract. 7 7. How the Multiplicity of Forms Came Into Being, and on The Good
      Tract. 8 Tract. 8 Tract. 8 8. On Free Will and the Will of The One
      Tract. 9 Tract. 9 Tract. 9 9. On The Good, or The One


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    Plotinus Research Resources

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    Rev. 14 Mar 08 Rev. 21 Jul 09 (updated links to Remacle.org)