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The Philosophy of Epictetus

Theodore Scaltsas and Andrew S. Mason (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233076
eISBN:
9780191716416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233076.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Stoic philosopher Epictetus has been one of the most influential of ancient thinkers, both in antiquity itself and in modern times. This book includes ten chapters which discuss Epictetus' ... More


Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City: Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa

Katja Maria Vogt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195320091
eISBN:
9780199869657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320091.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The book is a comprehensive study of early Stoic political philosophy. It considers the conceptions of the cosmic city and the common law as central to the Stoics' theory, and discusses how these ... More


Ambrose: De Officiis: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Two Volume Set)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199245789
eISBN:
9780191601453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245789.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

De officiis, by Ambrose of Milan (c. 339–397), is one of the most important texts of Latin Patristic literature, and a major work of early Christian ethics. Modelled on the De officiis ... More


Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As both a literary genre and a view of life, tragedy has from the very beginning spurred a dialogue between poetry and philosophy. Plato wanted to ban tragedians from his ideal community because he ... More


Peroration

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete: Ancient Physical Theories from a Contemporary Perspective

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239529
eISBN:
9780191679940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with a quotation taken from the introductory essay to the mathematical summa edited by Aleksandrov, Kolmogorov, and Lavrent'ev. The opposition between the continuous and the ... More


Introduction to Part II

Michael J. White

in The Continuous and the Discrete: Ancient Physical Theories from a Contemporary Perspective

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239529
eISBN:
9780191679940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239529.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Part II investigates two Hellenistic models of spatial magnitude, time, and motion — models that can be seen as conceptual alternatives to the Aristotelian model considered in some detail in Part I. ... More


Plotinus

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:
10.1093/0199264562.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the instances in which Plotinus compares Peripatetic and Platonic views, and attempts to sketch a preliminary answer to the question of how Plotinus saw the relationship between ... More


The Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy

Ruth Rothaus Caston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925902
eISBN:
9780199980475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The passions were a topic of widespread interest in antiquity. This is a study on their role in Roman love elegy (1st c. BCE), a genre rife with passions and jealousy in particular. Jealousy does ... More


Chapter 6: Contradictory Pairs

C. W. A. Whitaker

in Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Contradiction and Dialectic

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199254194
eISBN:
9780191598654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254192.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter, which concludes the introductory section of the work, narrows the focus to simple assertions. Aristotle demonstrates with brilliant neatness that all such assertions either affirm or ... More


Wisdom: Sages and Gods

Katja Maria Vogt

in Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City: Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195320091
eISBN:
9780199869657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320091.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The ideal of wisdom—and citizenship in the cosmos—is explored in detail, both regarding ideal human agents and gods. The view that the sage is strictly omniscient is rejected; rather, the sage's ... More


A Stoic Understanding of the Pneuma and Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15

Troels Engberg‐Pedersen

in Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558568
eISBN:
9780191720970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558568.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter develops the ontology of Paul's notion of pneuma (‘spirit’) by analysing the cosmology that seems to be invoked in his account in 1 Corinthians 15 of the specific (ontological) shape of ... More


Virtue

D. D. Raphael

in The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199213337
eISBN:
9780191707544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213337.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Smith's theory of the nature of virtue comes mainly in the new part added to the sixth edition. It concludes that virtue is a form of propriety, a vague notion, disappointingly thin as compared with ... More


Seneca and the Stoic Hero

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

If Cicero defined Roman virtue for posterity, Seneca defined Stoic virtue. He has always been seen as ‘the Archestoike’, and his extravagant style and his own ambiguous character and career have made ... More


Tranquillity, Anger, and Caution

John T. Hamilton

in Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157528
eISBN:
9781400846474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers ancient conceptions of securitas. It argues that Although Cicero never provided a sustained, comprehensive account of securitas, one can nevertheless determine the term's ... More


Introduction

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter introduces the study by first providing a brief history of research on the question of similarities and differences between Christianity and Stoicism, and by arguing that the question is ... More


Chain of Causes: What is Stoic Fate?

Susan Sauvé Meyer

in God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

As the chain of causes present throughout the cosmos, fate is the instrument by which the Stoic god exerts its providential activity. In fact, the Stoic god is often identified with fate understood ... More


Discordia Fratrum: Aspects of Lucan's Conception of Civil War

Elaine Fantham

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at Lucan's historical epic, a representation of the civil wars of the Late Republic from a time decades into the imperial period, arguing that the perpetual conflict of Rome's ... More


A Closing Scene in the Theaters of Ethics, Tragedy, and History

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter draws on different areas of Seneca's writings to analyze the senses in which his death was “theatrical.” Seneca himself developed two largely separate theatrical modes in his ... More


Forced Suicide and the Bodily Paths to Libertas

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the interpretive background to Seneca's “forced suicide,” and its refigurations. Seneca's own philosophical approach to suicide—including his partial opposition to it—is most ... More


Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

John M. Cooper

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138602
eISBN:
9781400842322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138602.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is a major reinterpretation of ancient philosophy that recovers the long Greek and Roman tradition of philosophy as a complete way of life—and not simply an intellectual discipline. The book ... More


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