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The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought

Christopher Gill

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198152682
eISBN:
9780191710131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152682.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book examines ideas about personality and self in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy, and the possible influence of these ideas on Greek and Roman literature. The book is subdivided into three ... More


Development and the Structured Self

Christopher Gill

in The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198152682
eISBN:
9780191710131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152682.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter charts links between the Stoic and Epicurean conception of self that is discussed in Chapters 1 and 2 (the structured self), and their ideas about ethical development. Human beings, ... More


Competing Readings of Stoic Passions

Christopher Gill

in The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198152682
eISBN:
9780191710131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152682.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Stoics and Epicureans, while holding that all human beings are constitutively capable of achieving a fully coherent state of character, also maintain that failure to realize this capacity results in ... More


Literary Reception: Structured and Unstructured Selves

Christopher Gill

in The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198152682
eISBN:
9780191710131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152682.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the potential relevance to the interpretation of later Greek and Roman literature of the competing Hellenistic-Roman patterns of thought about the development of character (and ... More


Seneca on Comets and Ancient Cometary Theory

Gareth Williams

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731589
eISBN:
9780199933112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731589.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In Natural Questions 7, on comets, Seneca departs from the influential Aristotelian view that comets are sublunary occurrences. In arguing that they are supralunary, he identifies them as planetary ... More


Feezell, Moderation, and Irony

in Contemporary Athletics & Ancient Greek Ideals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226155463
eISBN:
9780226155494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155494.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines philosopher Randolph Feezell's book Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection. It explains that the key insight in Feezell is that Aristotelian moderation provides the best clue we ... More


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