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On Feeling Good

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter deals with Plutarch's On Feeling Good, which presents itself as a letter written by Plutarch, who characterizes himself as a philosopher, at the demand of a publicly active man. As this ... More


Desire’s Hunger and Plato the Regulator

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter addresses the features of human sexuality that Plato aims to regulate more closely. It focuses on Plato's sexual regulations, the conception of genital and reproductive urges that ... More


Haggling

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the haggling in ancient Greece as an economic activity and as a cultural practice. It suggests that haggling highlighted the complex relations between trust in abstract systems ... More


Keeping Track

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines whether households in ancient Greece used abstract systems to organize their economic activities. It considers the evidence for the limited use of systems of measurement and ... More


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