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Plutarch against Colotes on the Cyrenaic Apprehension of πάθη

Eleni Kechagia

in Plutarch Against Colotes: A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199597239
eISBN:
9780191731495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597239.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Plutarch's arguments in response to Colotes' claims against Cyrenaic epistemology. Colotes accused the Cyrenaics of making life impossible to live by claiming that they can only ... More


The Ordeal

Bertrand Lafont

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The origins of the ordeal go back a very long way in history, and research into its oldest traces takes one back some 5,000 years to the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates. What gave its unity to the ... More


Survival and the Self: Materialism and Metempsychosis—Ancient Attitudes, Modern Perspectives

R.J. Hankinson

in Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198777250
eISBN:
9780191823015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777250.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Questions concerning the nature of the self, its relationship with consciousness and the body, and the conditions of its continuity and survival were alive and debated in Greek antiquity. ‘Survival ... More


Theomachy as Test in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the role of religious belief in the theomachic episodes of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. It offers a series of close readings of different types of challenge to the gods brought by the ... More


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