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Plato on Rationality and Happiness

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the relation between rationality and happiness in Plato's thought. In some early dialogues a correct conception of what happiness is, is sufficient to achieve it; hence all ... More


Bulwer-Lytton's The Last Days of Pompeii: Re-creating the City

Stephen Harrison

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Edward Bulwer-Lytton' The Last Days of Pompeii (1834, LDP) was one of the most popular English historical novels of the nineteenth century. It tells the story of the virtuous Greeks Glaucus and Ione, ... More


Sicily Under Gelon: The Two Glaucuses

Nigel Nicholson

in The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition, and the Deinomenid Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190209094
eISBN:
9780190209117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209094.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter pursues the opposition between epinician and the “hero-athlete narrative” prior to 480 by examining the treatment of Glaucus of Carystus, an athlete who emigrated to Sicily and served as ... More


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