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Augustine and Academic SkepticismA Philosophical Study

Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Blake D. Dutton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Among the most important, but frequently neglected, figures in the history of debates over skepticism is Augustine of Hippo (354–430 CE). His early dialogue, Against the Academics, together with ... More

Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Éric Rebillard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451423
eISBN:
9780801465994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451423.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

For too long, the study of religious life in Late Antiquity has relied on the premise that Jews, pagans, and Christians were largely discrete groups divided by clear markers of belief, ritual, and ... More

Euripides’s Revolution under CoverAn Essay

Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Pietro Pucci

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores Euripides's revolutionary literary art. While scholars have long pointed to subversive elements in Euripides's plays, this book goes a step further in identifying a Euripidean ... More

From Plato to Platonism

From Plato to Platonism

Lloyd P. Gerson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Was Plato a Platonist? While ancient disciples of Plato would have answered this question in the affirmative, modern scholars have generally denied that Plato's own philosophy was in substantial ... More

Libanius the SophistRhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Raffaella Cribiore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452079
eISBN:
9780801469084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452079.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Libanius of Antioch was a rhetorician of rare skill and eloquence. So renowned was he in the fourth century that his school of rhetoric in Roman Syria became among the most prestigious in the Eastern ... More

The Origin of SinAn English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (348–c.406) is one of the great Christian Latin writers of late antiquity. He wrote poetry that was deeply influenced by classical writers and in the process he revived ... More

Philosophers in the "Republic"Plato's Two Paradigms

Philosophers in the "Republic": Plato's Two Paradigms

Roslyn Weiss

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449741
eISBN:
9780801466052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449741.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In Plato's Republic, Socrates contends that philosophers make the best rulers because only they behold with their mind's eye the eternal and purely intelligible Forms of the Just, the Noble, and the ... More

The Space that RemainsReading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Aaron Pelttari

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When we think of Roman Poetry, the names most likely to come to mind are Vergil, Horace, and Ovid, who flourished during the age of Augustus. The genius of Imperial poets such as Juvenal, Martial, ... More

A Threat to Public PietyChristians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution

A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution

Elizabeth DePalma Digeser

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801441813
eISBN:
9780801463969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801441813.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book re-examines the origins of the Great Persecution (AD 303–313), the last eruption of pagan violence against Christians before Constantine enforced the toleration of Christianity within the ... More

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Mary P. Nichols

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides's thought. Through a close reading of his History of the Peloponnesian War, the book explores the manifestations of this ... More

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