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The Last Days of the Academy at Athens

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Justinian’s closing of the Academy at Athens in 529 AD is a familiar story. Under pressure from the Christian emperor, seven philosophers, heirs to Plato’s teachings, left for Persia, which, they had ... More


The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This second volume of the author’s trilogy The Nature of Love studies the ideas and ideals of medieval courtly love and nineteenth-century Romantic love, as well as the transition between these two ... More


Poets and Pagans in Byzantine Egypt

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

By late antiquity, the Egyptian world was essentially a Christian world, but there were said to be pockets of determined pagan resistance. This chapter discusses the supposed pagan reaction in ... More


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