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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Brad Inwood (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy provides, twice each year, a collection of the best current work in the field of ancient philosophy. Each volume features original essays that ... More


Plutarch

George E. Karamanolis

in Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199264568
eISBN:
9780191603990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264562.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of Plutarch’s Platonism and knowledge of Aristotle’s work. It then presents Plutarch’s most substantial discussion of how Aristotle’s philosophy compares with ... More


A Conspirator's Realism: Cassius Settles for the Second Rank

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0035
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Plutarch presents the reconciliation of Brutus and Cassius in his Life of Brutus. Cassius is driven to make peace by one politically decisive consideration: everyone he approaches with the proposal ... More


Some Unexpected Refusals

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0036
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Having related the reconciliation of Brutus and Cassius, Plutarch informs us that both began to get in touch with their friends. But he really only relates the steps taken by Brutus. According to ... More


Plutarch Against Colotes: A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Eleni Kechagia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199597239
eISBN:
9780191731495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597239.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Plutarch's philosophical work remained largely in the shadow of his celebrated Lives, partly because it was often dubbed ‘popular philosophy’, and partly because it was thought to be lacking in ... More


Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Emily Baragwanath

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus sought to communicate not only what happened, but also the background of thoughts and perceptions that shaped those events and was also critical to their interpretation in retrospect. This ... More


Plutarch’s Thesis: The Contribution of Refugee Historians to Historical Writing, 1945–2010

Antoon De Baets

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Can exile be seen as a blessing in disguise? The Greek moral essayist Plutarch, and others after him, argued that it can. This thesis that exile is a blessing in disguise is referred to as Plutarch's ... More


Defining Oneself against the Other: Sources and Parallels in Late Antiquity

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

According to the Talmud, tractate Menahot 43b, Rabbi Meir taught that a Jewish man should thank God daily for “not making me a gentile, a woman or a slave.” These Jewish blessings have parallels in a ... More


The Histories, Plutarch, and reader response

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking Plutarch's criticisms in de Malignitate Herodoti as a point of entry into Herodotus' strategies for guiding his readers' response, this chapter argues that Herodotus' reader is motivated to ... More


Constructions of motives and the historian's persona

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Herodotus' portrayal of characters in the Histories whose inquiries into questions of motivation parallel his own. In discussing the dual persona of the Herodotean narrator, it ... More


For better, for worse…: motivation in the Athenian logoi (Books I, V, and VI)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Moving from Plutarch's accusation that Herodotus is too fond of polarizing questions of motivation into better and worse, and emphasizing the latter, this chapter considers cases of alternative ... More


Competing Readings of Stoic Passions

Christopher Gill

in The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198152682
eISBN:
9780191710131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152682.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Stoics and Epicureans, while holding that all human beings are constitutively capable of achieving a fully coherent state of character, also maintain that failure to realize this capacity results in ... More


Literary Reception: Structured and Unstructured Selves

Christopher Gill

in The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198152682
eISBN:
9780191710131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152682.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the potential relevance to the interpretation of later Greek and Roman literature of the competing Hellenistic-Roman patterns of thought about the development of character (and ... More


Satirical Auto/biografiction: Wyndham Lewis and Richard Aldington

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter asks whether the kind of reading offered in the previous chapter disarms the possibility of modernist satire, deflecting our attention from criticism to autobiography. It discusses two ... More


Josephus and Greek Literature in Flavian Rome

Christopher P. Jones

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the ways in which Josephus’ rhetorical style of historical writing was influenced by other Greek writers in the Flavian period. It is somewhat difficult to locate such writers ... More


Parallel Lives of Two Lawgivers: Josephus' Moses and Plutarch's Lycurgus 1

Louis H. Feldman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the thematic and possible literary relationships between Josephus’ narrative on Moses and Plutarch’s biography of the Spartan Lycurgus, two legendary lawgivers. Parallels in the ... More


Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Lieve Van Hoof

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Second Sophistic was a time of intense competition for honour and status. Like today, this often caused mental as well as physical stress for the elite of the Roman Empire. This book studies ... More


How shall we take our leave of them?

Pierre Brulé and Antonia Nevill

in Women of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616435
eISBN:
9780748651023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616435.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book has described every aspect of women's lives in ancient Greece, including their sexuality and marriage. History is not born like Athena, springing from her father's head already complete ... More


The Relevance of Rhetoric

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the social functions of rhetoric in late antiquity. Although it is widely believed that oratory in this period was primarily epideictic, the dominant focus of rhetorical theory ... More


Pericles in Disgrace: A Long Spell in Purgatory (15th to 18th Centuries)

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the idea of a disgraced, even forgotten Pericles. In the accounts of Athens from Antiquity right down to the eighteenth century, Pericles, ignored and sometimes discredited, was ... More


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