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Hellenistic Ethics and Philosophical Power

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/9780199279128.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The peculiarity of Hellenistic ethics is explored to understand its special significance. The issue is approached as a question concerning the intellectual history of Hellenistic philosophy in its ... More


Philosophy and the Gospel

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores three related claims made by Torrance, and shows the way in which they are related to his fundamental assumptions about the relation between early Christianity and Hellenistic ... More


Hellenistic Ethics as the Art of Life

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/9780199279128.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the idea of philosophy as the art of life, studying the foundations and implications of this idea, with a view to asking whether some version of it can still be useful to ... More


Arcesilaus in His Time and Place

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/9780199279128.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

No philosopher in the early Hellenistic period is more intriguing than Arcesilaus of Pitane, and few are of comparable historical significance. Arcesilaus in effect was the founder of Greek ... More


The Case Against the Theory of Theology's Fall into Hellenistic Philosophy

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The standard modern approach to the patristic idea of the divine (im)passibility is to draw a sharp distinction between the unemotional and uninvolved God of the Greek philosophers and the passionate ... More


Only Connect: Creation and Mediation in the Hellenistic World

Sean M. McDonough

in Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576470
eISBN:
9780191722585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

While it is unlikely that Hellenistic mediation theories were the source of the doctrine of Christ's role in creation, the language of the New Testament formulations does bear comparison with ... More


The Lost Theory of Asclepiades of Bithynia

J. T. Vallance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242482
eISBN:
9780191680489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242482.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

An ancient doctor who advocated the therapeutic benefits of wine and passive exercise was bound to be successful. However, Asclepiades of Bithynia did far more than reform much of traditional ... More


Introduction

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Many modern theologians advocate the claim that God suffers and are convinced that divine impassibility is untenable on philosophical, exegetical, and broadly religious grounds. As a result, the ... More


Approaching the Hellenistic Polis through Modern Political Theory: The Public Sphere, Pluralism and Prosperity

Benjamin Gray

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses methods and problems in reconstructing an inclusive, dynamic picture of the political thought and debates of the Hellenistic cities (c. 323– 31 BC), drawing on theories and ... More


Introduction

Mirko Canevaro and Benjamin Gray

in The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198748472
eISBN:
9780191811098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748472.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the main themes and questions of the volume. It discusses the complex processes through which Hellenistic Greeks engaged with Classical Athenian political models. The cultural ... More


A Later Hellenistic Debate about the Value of Classical Athenian Civic Ideals?: The Evidence of Epigraphy, Historiography, and Philosophy

Benjamin Gray

in The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198748472
eISBN:
9780191811098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748472.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that the later Hellenistic period (c.150 BCE–1 BCE) was a period of intense disagreement about Classical Athenian civic ideals, which can be partly reconstructed through ... More


Introduction

J. T. Vallance

in The Lost Theory of Asclepiades of Bithynia

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242482
eISBN:
9780191680489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242482.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

At the end of the second century, a Greek doctor in Rome named Asclepiades was making radical changes to the practice of medicine and described traditional Greek medicine to be a ‘preparation for ... More


The Stoics

R. J. Hankinson

in Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

An interest in causation and explanation, as these concepts pertain to action, production and agency, is a characteristic of Hellenistic philosophy, and the Stoics are typical in this respect; a ... More


The Epistemology of Ptolemy’s On the Criterion

Mark J. Schiefsky

in Strategies of Argument: Essays in Ancient Ethics, Epistemology, and Logic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199890477
eISBN:
9780199345472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890477.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the use that the 2nd c. AD ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer Ptolemy makes of the concept of a ‘criterion’ in his On the Criterion, a seldom-studied work in ... More


Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198805670
eISBN:
9780191843624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805670.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Countering an unflagging modernist infatuation with the new, Antiquities beyond Humanism maps out the ground for a richer and more sustained encounter with Greco-Roman antiquity, excavating an ... More


Anatomies of Joy: Seneca and the Gaudium Tradition

Margaret Graver

in Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190278298
eISBN:
9780190603786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278298.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In Stoic theory, the principal affective response of the wise person (eupatheia) is joy, the virtuous counterpart to the problematic pleasure or delight of ordinary agents. Close attention to ... More


The Philosophical Ambitions of Seneca’s Letters

John Schafer

in Strategies of Argument: Essays in Ancient Ethics, Epistemology, and Logic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199890477
eISBN:
9780199345472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890477.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a new reading of Seneca’s Letters, taking into account both their literary features and Seneca’s philosophical ambitions. The chapter argues that Seneca’s distinction between ... More


Numbering the Virtues

Grant D. Bayliss

in The Vision of Didymus the Blind: A Fourth-Century Virtue-Origenism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198747895
eISBN:
9780191810770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747895.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter explores the different ways in which Didymus employs the traditions and debates of Hellenistic philosophy to enumerate both the plurality and the unity of virtue. Although it does not ... More


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