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Introduction

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter starts with a survey of the preceding scholarly literature on Plutarch's practical ethics, a group of twenty-odd texts within the Moralia. Although Ziegler's discussion of what he ... More


Historiography

Christopher de Lisle

in Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861720
eISBN:
9780191894343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861720.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Study of the literary sources on Agathokles has been characterized by speculation on the lost sources that our surviving sources might have used. This chapter endorses the recent trend of seeing the ... More


Diodorus, Quellenforschung, and Beyond

Charles E. Muntz

in Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190498726
eISBN:
9780190498740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces Diodorus Siculus, and the intellectual world of the late Roman Republic. As a Greek provincial, Diodorus is writing with a unique outsider’s perspective. Even when narrating ... More


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