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Plato

Caroline Bishop

in Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829423
eISBN:
9780191867941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829423.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates how Cicero’s adaptation of Plato in his three dialogues De Oratore, De Re Publica, and De Legibus (as well as his translation of the Timaeus) reflects his desire to become a ... More


Stoics, Epicureans, and the New Academy

in How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075358
eISBN:
9780226075389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075389.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter analyses the De natura deorum (DND), in which Cicero systematically covered what the three predominant philosophical currents of the time had to say on the various gods and on the ... More


Reading a Dead Man’s Mind: Hellenistic Philosophy, Rhetoric and Roman Law

Olga Tellegen-Couperus and Jan Willem Tellegen

in Cicero's Law: Rethinking Roman Law of the Late Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474408820
eISBN:
9781474426763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408820.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Which Hellenistic school of philosophy was most influential in the development of Roman law, Stoicism or the New Academy? Within the broader and familiar topic of the connection between philosophy, ... More


Introduction

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Starting with a disciplinary case of the New York Academy of Medicine against the surgeon J. Marion Sims in 1869/70, this introduction gives examples of typical problems with medical confidentiality. ... More


Gray Matter: The Obscure Pleasures of Medical Libraries

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes medical libraries and their collection of what science fiction writer J. G. Ballard calls “invisible literature,” his term for medical textbooks, scientific journals, technical ... More


Proteus and Participation

Gerald P. Boersma

in Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190251369
eISBN:
9780190251444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251369.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

The Contra Academicos dialogue, set in the contemplative leisure of Cassiciacum, explores the question of whether eternal, immaterial truth can be known in the temporal, material order. The title ... More


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