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The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Kurt Lampe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to Xenophon, Socrates tried to persuade his associate Aristippus to moderate his excessive indulgence in wine, women, and food, arguing that only hard work can bring happiness. Aristippus ... More


Cyrene and the Cyrenaics: A Historical and Biographical Overview

Kurt Lampe

in The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the significance of all the named Cyrenaics, as well as the culture of ancient Cyrene, and introduces the members of the Cyrenaic movement. The principal figures are Aristippus, ... More


Theodorus’s Innovations

Kurt Lampe

in The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter turns to the other provocateur from the final generations of the Cyrenaic movement, Theodorus “the Godless.” Previous scholars have noted the profound break Theodorus makes from Cyrenaic ... More


Greek Philosophy

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses homosexuality in Greek philosophical texts. Same-gender love among males is a recurring topic in Greek philosophical discourse of the fourth century B.C.E. and later. Fragments ... More


Dealings with the Chinese Authorities

Joshua A. Fogel

in Maiden Voyage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520283305
eISBN:
9780520959170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283305.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on how the Japanese aboard the Senzaimaru felt about the government officials that they encountered in China. It focuses on two people: Wu Xu, the local circuit intendant, and ... More


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