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Socrates under the Severans 1

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter compares the treatment of Socrates by Christian writers of the late 2nd and early 3rd centuries AD with that by pagan authors of the same period. The Christians divided between those who ... More


Divinatory Practices and Palpability of the Gods

Jennifer Eyl

in Signs, Wonders, and Gifts: Divination in the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190924652
eISBN:
9780190924683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924652.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 2 demonstrates that divinatory practices were ubiquitous in antiquity, and that such practices indicate a widespread religious and epistemological disposition. These related dispositions are ... More


Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity

Peter T. Struck

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169392
eISBN:
9781400881116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169392.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination—the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these ... More


Hearing voices: The sounds in Socrates’ head

Ramona Naddaff

in Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198805670
eISBN:
9780191843624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805670.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The interpretation of Socrates’ daimonion, his “divine sign” or “supernatural force,” has troubled scholars for centuries. Naddaff argues that Socrates’ daimonion is central to understanding the ... More


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