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Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As both a literary genre and a view of life, tragedy has from the very beginning spurred a dialogue between poetry and philosophy. Plato wanted to ban tragedians from his ideal community because he ... More


Epilogue

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The epilogue briefly reiterates the rationale behind looking at Seneca's death simultaneously through the different ancient historical narratives, through Seneca's own writings, and through the ... More


Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Robert S. Miola

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book charts the influence of Seneca — both as specific text and inherited tradition — through an analysis of Shakespeare's tragedies. Discerning patterns in previously attested borrowings and ... More


From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

A. A. Long

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book presents eighteen essays on the philosophers and schools of the Hellenistic and Roman periods: Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics. The discussion ranges over four centuries of innovative and ... More


Greeks and Romans

Andreas Osiander

in Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198294511
eISBN:
9780191717048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294511.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Following an analysis of the economic and ecological bases of society in the pre-Christian Mediterranean world, this chapter studies how and why the pre-Persian Greek pólis-world evolved — charting ... More


Cretan Women: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry

Rebecca Armstrong

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284030
eISBN:
9780191712500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies in detail the representations of Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin poetry. It investigates both the literary history of the myths (the Greek roots, the interactions between ... More


Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Richard Sorabji

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Stoics (Chrysippus, Seneca, Epictetus) tell us how to get rid of unwanted emotions by re-evaluating situations (cognitive therapy). In their view, an emotion is a pair of value judgements that ... More


Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This study examines the moral teachings of first-century Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism, and compares the two. The study falls into three main parts: Part I introduces and discusses the moral ... More


What Is Missing From the Judgemental Analysis?: Brain Research and Limitations on Stoic Cognitive Therapy

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What is the missing element in the analysis of emotion as value judgement which Posidonius tried to fill with his movements of soul capacities? Perhaps the bodily reactions, only sometimes noticed, ... More


Stoic Indifference: A Barrier To Therapy?

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Except for committed Stoics, the Stoices do not include their idiosyncratic and unacceptable view in their therapy, castigated by Bernard Williams that everything is indifferent except character and ... More


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