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The Advent of PluralismDiversity and Conflict in the Age of Sophocles

The Advent of Pluralism: Diversity and Conflict in the Age of Sophocles

Lauren J. Apfel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600625
eISBN:
9780191724985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600625.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book is concerned with the relationship between a modern philosophical idea and an ancient historical moment. It explores how the notion of pluralism, made famous by Isaiah Berlin, may be seen ... More

All From OneA Guide to Proclus

All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Pieter d'Hoine and Marije Martjin (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199640331
eISBN:
9780191830129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Proclus (AD 412–85) was one of the last official ‘successors’ of Plato at the head of the Academy in Athens at the end of antiquity, before the school was finally closed down in 529. As a prolific ... More

Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Emma Gee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book is a study of a Hellenistic didactic poem, the Phaenomena, written by Aratus in c.276 BC, and of its reception, primarily in the Roman period up to the fourth century AD. Aratus’ poem about ... More

The Archaeology of Greece and RomeStudies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

John Bintliff and N. Keith Rutter (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Over his long and illustrious career as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in Edinburgh University (1961-1976), Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge (1976-2001) and currently Fellow ... More

Aristotle as PoetThe Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Andrew L. Ford

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book studies Aristotle’s poetic activity in light of an ode he composed commemorating Hermias of Atarneus, his father in law and patron in the 340’s BCE. This remarkable text is said to have ... More

At the Limits of ArtA Literary Study of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi

At the Limits of Art: A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi

Janet Downie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199924875
eISBN:
9780199345649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924875.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book presents a reassessment of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi, a unique first-person narrative from the ancient world. While scholars have embraced the Logoi as a rich source for Imperial-era ... More

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

Augustine: The Confessions

Augustine: The Confessions

Gillian Clark

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675402
eISBN:
9781781385371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675402.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This short book sets the Confessions of Augustine in the social and intellectual context of late antiquity in the late fourth and early fifth centuries. Part 1 explores the world in which Augustine ... More

The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity

The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity

Anna Marmodoro and Jonathan Hill (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670567
eISBN:
9780191758188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670567.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

What significance does the voice or projected persona in which a text is written have for our understanding of the meaning of that text? This volume explores the persona of the author in antiquity, ... More

BeautyThe Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea

Beauty: The Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea

David Konstan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199927265
eISBN:
9780190205508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book has two aims. The first is to determine how the ancient Greeks conceived of beauty—a matter that is not uncontroversial, since some scholars have denied that there existed an autonomous ... More

The Berkeley PlatoFrom Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Stephen Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book explores the provenance of the so-called Berkeley Herm of Plato, a sculptural portrait that the author first encountered over thirty years ago in a university storage basement. The head, ... More

Caves and the Ancient Greek MindDescending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Yulia Ustinova

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548569
eISBN:
9780191720840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548569.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In ancient Greece, a common method of search for divine wisdom was to descend into caves or underground chambers. Entering caves persistently appears as a major requirement for prophecy-giving, both ... More

Cicero on the EmotionsTusculan Disputations 3 and 4

Cicero on the Emotions: Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305776
eISBN:
9780226305196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305196.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The third and fourth books of Cicero's Tusculan Disputations deal with the nature and management of human emotion: first grief, then the emotions in general. In lively and accessible style, Cicero ... More

Cicero's Philosophy of History

Cicero's Philosophy of History

Matthew Fox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Cicero has long been seen to embody the values of the Roman Republic. This study of Cicero's use of history reveals that rather than promoting his own values, Cicero uses historical representation to ... More

Classics in the Modern WorldA Democratic Turn?

Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Lorna Hardwick and Stephen Harrison (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673926
eISBN:
9780191760570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book investigates the notion of a ‘democratic turn’, a perspective applied to the ways in which Greek and Roman ideas, texts, and images have been absorbed, reworked, and communicated in the ... More

Cleomedes' Lectures on AstronomyA Translation of  The Heavens

Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy: A Translation of The Heavens

Cleomedes

Lawrence Witmer (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233256
eISBN:
9780520928510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233256.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The ... More

Community and CommunicationOratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Catherine Steel and Henriette van der Blom (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book brings together nineteen scholars to rethink the role of public speech in the Roman Republic. Speech was an integral part of decision-making in Republican Rome, and oratory was part of the ... More

Contemporary Athletics & Ancient Greek Ideals

Contemporary Athletics & Ancient Greek Ideals

Daniel A. Dombrowski

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226155463
eISBN:
9780226155494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155494.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Despite their influence in our culture, sports inspire dramatically less philosophical consideration than such ostensibly weightier topics as religion, politics, or science. Arguing that athletic ... More

The Cosmic ViewpointA Study of Seneca's Natural Questions

The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's Natural Questions

Gareth D. Williams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731589
eISBN:
9780199933112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731589.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Seneca’s Natural Questions is an eight‐book disquisition on the nature of meteorological phenomena, many of which had been treated in the earlier Greco‐Roman meteorological tradition; but what ... More

CosmopolisImagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Daniel S. Richter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is a book about the ways in which various intellectuals in the post-classical Mediterranean imagined the human community as a unified, homogenous whole composed of a diversity of parts. More ... More

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