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Hesiod and Plato's history of philosophy

G. R. Boys-Stones

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Hesiod's praise of one form of eris (‘strife’) makes him a symbol and archetype for what Plato sees as the unproductive squabbling of much subsequent philosophical debate. ... More


The Persian Wars as the ‘Origin’ of Historiography: Ancient and Modern Orientalism in George Grote’s History of Greece

Alexandra Lianeri

in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars: Antiquity to the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279678
eISBN:
9780191707261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279678.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the new trends in academic discussion of the Persian Wars in the wake of the reforms of the 1830s, articulated above all in George Grote's work in Greek history. It relates ... More


The Apprehensible Truths of Philosophy

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the three things that Augustine of Hippo sets out to do in the monologue of Against the Academics to directly establish the possibility of knowledge. First, Augustine presents ... More


Falling into Language

Prudentius

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents Marcion's poem, which introduced God as the one responsible for evil. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens wrote a counteroffensive on this insidious concept in a segment of the ... More


Platonic Dialogue and the Education of the Reader

A. K. Cotton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684052
eISBN:
9780191763571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684052.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study examines the role that the reader’s dialogue with Plato’s texts can play within the philosophical project, exploring the familiar claim that the reader’s activity parallels the ... More


Tragedy with and without Religion: Hegelian Thoughts

Terry Pinkard

in Tragedy and the Idea of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198727798
eISBN:
9780191800672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727798.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hegel’s theory of tragedy involves more than its usual interpretation as the conflict of right versus right. For Hegel, Greeks found tragedy as an art reconciliatory, since it showed them that, ... More


Developing the Virtues of Dialectic: A Model for Reading

A. K. Cotton

in Platonic Dialogue and the Education of the Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684052
eISBN:
9780191763571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684052.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Developing ideas about the nature of learning put forward in chapter 2, this chapter addresses the view that Plato’s views on education underwent a significant change during his career. Examining ... More


Argumentation: A Descent into Didactic Dialectic?

A. K. Cotton

in Platonic Dialogue and the Education of the Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684052
eISBN:
9780191763571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684052.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the traditional notion that there is a move towards a more didactic type of dialectic as one progresses from ‘early’ to ‘middle’ and ‘late’ works. Drawing on Aristotle’s ... More


Proclus on Epistemology, Language, and Logic

Christoph Helmig

in All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199640331
eISBN:
9780191830129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640331.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

For Proclus, like other Platonists, logic, epistemology, and philosophy of language are not distinct as a tool and parts of philosophy respectively, but are all part of dialectic. This chapter first ... More


The Trivium and the Classics

Rita Copeland

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The arts of the trivium—grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic—were important conduits for the reception and study of classical learning. Grammar made medieval literary culture in the image of classical ... More


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