THE ENNEADS

of Plotinus

Direct Links to Enneads, Treatises and Chapters Online


THIS page contains links to the Enneads of Plotinus. Some go directly to each Ennead, Treatise or Chapter. Links to English and French translations, Greek text, critical editions, and research resources are also supplied. Numbering is, e.g., 3.3.2, where the first number refers to the Ennead, the second the Treatise, and the third the Chapter.

English Translations

French Translations

  • Marie-Nicolas Bouillet. Ennéades. 3 vols. Paris, 1857–1861.
  • Emile Bréhier. Ennéades. 7 vols. Paris (Les Belles Lettres), 1924–1938.
  • Luc Brisson, Jean-Francois Pradeau, et. al. Plotin. Traités. 9 vols. French translation with commentaries. Paris (Flammarion), 2002–2010.

Latin Translations

Greek Text/Critical Editions

  • Fredericus Creuzer. Plotini Opera Omnia. 3 vols. Oxford, 1835. v1 v2 v3
    Includes translations and commentaries of Ficino. Additional notes by Wyttenbach and critical apparatus by Moser.
  • Adolf Kirchoff, Plotini Opera, 2 vols., Leipzig (Teubner ed.), 1856. v1 v2
  • Richard Emil Volkmann, Plotini Enneades, 2 vols., Leipzig (Teubner), 1883–1884. v1 v2
  • Richard Harder, Rudolf Buetler, Willy Theiler. Plotins Schriften. 6 vols. Hamburg, 1956–1971.
  • Paul Henry & Hans-Rudolph Schwyzer. Plotini Opera.
    • editio maior in 3 vols., Brussels & Paris, 1951–1973. Greek text
    • editio minor in 3 vols. ("extensively revised"), Oxford, 1964–1982.

Index: Ennead × Treatise

Index: Ennead × Treatise × Chapter

  • English text (MacKenna, 1917–1930) at Sacred Text Archive
Other research resources


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Index for Ennead × Treatise
English (MacKenna, 1917–1930) at Sacred Text Archive
Greek & French (Bouillet, 1857–1861) at Philippe Remacle website
(French version is internally hyperlinked, with extensive footnotes.)

  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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Index for Ennead × Treatise × Chapter
English (MacKenna, 1917–1930) at
Sacred Text Archive

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:
2: 1
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 8a 8b 8c 8d 8e 9 10 11 12 13 14
8: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
9: 1 2 3 4 5
Ennead 5
1: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2: 1
3: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
4: 1
5: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
6: 1 2 3 4 5 6
7: 1 2
8: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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
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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Index by Ennead
English Text (MacKenna, 1917–1930) at Online Library of Liberty

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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