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Greek Descent Revisited

Aaron P. Johnson

in Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Greek philosophical tradition plays an integral role in Books 10-15, and may at first seem to be the least likely subject for matters of ethnicity. This chapter argues, however, that Eusebius’ ... More


Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition

Jessica N. Berry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195368420
eISBN:
9780199867479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368420.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The impact of Nietzsche's engagement with the Greek skeptics has never been systematically explored in a book-length work—an inattention that belies the interpretive weight Nietzsche scholars ... More


“The Sciences of the Ancients”: Speculation on the Origins of Philosophy, Medicine, and the Exact Sciences

William F. McCants

in Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151489
eISBN:
9781400840069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151489.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the attempts to explain the origins of science, philosophy, and medicine. In classical Greece, medicine and philosophy were held to be Greek inventions, whereas the ... More


Cicero's Politics in De officiis

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

TheDe officiis(henceforthOff.) is one of the ‘great books’, but no one today perhaps can read it with fresh eyes. Less obvious aboutOff. is the work's radical nature in its effort to reform Roman ... More


Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 42

Brad Inwood (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644384
eISBN:
9780191743344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644384.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book is a volume of original chapters on all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, published twice a year. The series aims to provide the best contemporary work in the field, covering ... More


Lucretius on nature and the Epicurean self

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter treats some of the ways in which Lucretius integrates the subjective and objective aspects of the Epicurean self. The term ‘integrates’ is used because there has been a tendency to ... More


Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Marc Van De Mieroop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

There is a growing recognition that philosophy isn’t unique to the West, that it didn’t begin only with the classical Greeks, and that Greek philosophy was influenced by Near Eastern traditions. Yet ... More


Hermes and the Ṣābians of Ḥarrān

Kevin van Bladel

in The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

What Arabic scholars knew as the “Ṣābian” religion of the Syrian city Ḥarrān was in fact a local continuation of one variety of late antique paganism that had survived the general Christianization of ... More


Arthur Hilary Armstrong 1909–1997

A. A. Long

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Hilary Armstrong changed the subject of ancient philosophy by devoting much of his long life to promoting the study of the Neoplatonist philosopher Plotinus. When Armstrong graduated from Cambridge ... More


A New Periodization: The First Millennium

Garth Fowden

in Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158532
eISBN:
9781400848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158532.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter proposes the First Millennium as an alternative or parallel periodization, arguing that it has the basic advantage of embracing the “long” late Antiquity advocated by Peter Brown: the ... More


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