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Philosophers and the Benevolence of the Greek Gods

Jon D. Mikalson

in Greek Popular Religion in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577835
eISBN:
9780191723063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577835.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

It is argued in this chapter that Plato's claim that the gods are good and are responsible only for the good in human life, never for the evil, is almost universally accepted in the philosophical ... More


Maximus of Tyre on God and Providence

Gretchen Reydams-Schils

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/9780198777250.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

’Maximus of Tyre on God and Providence’ examines the views of Maximus of Tyre on the divine, Providence, and the connection between matter and evil (with a particular focus on Oration 41). Maximus’ ... More


Providence and Evil

Carlos Steel

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/9780199640331.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

How can evil exist in a world governed by providence? That is the main question addressed in this chapter. To answer it, the author first sets out Proclus’ defence of providence, which combines the ... More


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