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Plato Phaedo

Plato  Phaedo Author Plato
ISBN-10 052131318X
Release 1993-09-16
Pages 301
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Plato's dialogue Phaedo portrays Socrates in prison awaiting execution and discussing with his friends the fate of the soul after death. In this edition, consisting of introduction, text and commentary, Professor Rowe guides the reader through the difficulties--linguistic, literary and philosophical--of individual passages and of the dialogue as a whole. The comparative beginner is not neglected, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or philosopher with an interest in the close reading of Plato.

                               Author Plato
ISBN-10 9780521847766
Release 2011-05-26
Pages 270
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Provides all the tools necessary to read and understand Plato's Phaedrus in the original Greek.

Plato Alcibiades

Plato  Alcibiades Author Plato
ISBN-10 0521634148
Release 2001-09-06
Pages 254
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The first modern edition of Plato's Alcibiades, aimed at both students and scholars.

Synopsis An Annual Index of Greek Studies 1993 3

Synopsis  An Annual Index of Greek Studies  1993  3 Author Andrew D. Dimarogonas
ISBN-10 9057025620
Release 1998-10-28
Pages 508
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Presents 12,860 entries listing scholarly publications on Greek studies. Research and review journals, books, and monographs are indexed in the areas of classical, Hellenistic, Biblical, Byzantine, Medieval, and modern Greek studies., but no annotations are included. After the general listings, entries are also indexed by journal, text, name, geography, and subject. The CD-ROM contains an electronic version of the book. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

From the Beginning to Plato

From the Beginning to Plato Author Christopher Charles Whiston Taylor
ISBN-10 0415308739
Release 2003
Pages 494
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This first volume in the series traces the development of philosophy over two-and-a-half centuries, from Thales at the beginning of the sixth century BC to the death of Plato in 347 BC.

Culture Suicide and the Human Condition

Culture  Suicide  and the Human Condition Author Marja-Liisa Honkasalo
ISBN-10 9781782382355
Release 2014-03-30
Pages 230
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Suicide is a puzzling phenomenon. Not only is its demarcation problematic but it also eludes simple explanation. The cultures in which suicide mortality is high do not necessarily have much else in common, and neither is a single mental illness such as depression sufficient to lead a person to suicide. In a word, despite its statistical regularity, suicide is unpredictable on the individual level. The main argument emerging from this collection is that suicide should not be understood as a separate realm of pathological behavior but as a form of human action. As such it is always dependent on the decision that the individual makes in a cultural, ethical and socio-economic context, but the context never completely determines the decision. This book also argues that cultural narratives concerning suicide have a problematic double function: in addition to enabling the community to make sense of self-inflicted death, they also constitute a blueprint depicting suicide as a solution to common human problems.

Routledge History of Philosophy Volume I

Routledge History of Philosophy Volume I Author C. C. W. Taylor
ISBN-10 9781134924455
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 520
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Volume 1 of the Routledge History of Philosophy covers one of the most remarkable periods in human thought. In the space of two and a half centuries, philosophy developed from quasi-mythological speculation to a state in which many of the most fundamental questions about the universe, the mind and human conduct had been vigorously pursued, and some of the most enduring masterworks of Western thought had been written. The essays present the fundamental approaches and thinkers of Greek philosophy in chronological order. Each is written by a recognised authority in the particular field, and takes account of the large amount of high-quality work done in the last few decades on Platonic and pre-Platonic philosophy. All write in an accessible style, meeting the needs of the non-specialist without loss of scholarly precision. Topics covered range from early Greek speculative thought, its cultural and social setting, to the Sophists, Socrates and culminate in three chapters on Plato's lasting contribution to all central areas of philosophy. Supplemented with a chronology, a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography, this volume will prove an invaluable and comprehensive guide to the beginnings of philosophy.

Plato on Poetry

Plato on Poetry Author Plato
ISBN-10 0521349818
Release 1996-03-07
Pages 250
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This is a commentary on selected texts of Plato concerned with poetry: the Ion and relevant sections of the Republic. It is the first commentary to present these texts together in one volume, and the first in English on Republic 2 and 3 and Ion for nearly 100 years. The introduction sets Plato's views in their Greek context and outlines their influence on later aesthetic thought. An important feature of the commentary is its exploration of the ambivalence of Plato's pronouncements through an analysis of his own skill as a writer.

Socratic and Platonic Political Philosophy

Socratic and Platonic Political Philosophy Author Christopher P. Long
ISBN-10 9781139916677
Release 2014-11-28
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In the Gorgias, Socrates claims to practice the true art of politics, but the peculiar politics he practices involves cultivating in each individual he encounters an erotic desire to live a life animated by the ideals of justice, beauty and the good. Socratic and Platonic Political Philosophy demonstrates that what Socrates sought to do with those he encountered, Platonic writing attempts to do with readers. Christopher P. Long's attentive readings of the Protagoras, Gorgias, Phaedo, Apology, and Phaedrus invite us to cultivate the habits of thinking and responding that mark the practices of both Socratic and Platonic politics. Platonic political writing is here experienced in a new way as the contours of a politics of reading emerges in which the community of readers is called to consider how a commitment to speaking the truth and acting toward justice can enrich our lives together.

The Art of Biography in Antiquity

The Art of Biography in Antiquity Author Tomas Hägg
ISBN-10 9781107016699
Release 2012-04-05
Pages 496
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Examines the whole spectrum of Greek and Roman biography, which explores the virtues and vices of philosophers, statesmen and poets.

The Making of Jewish Universalism

The Making of Jewish Universalism Author Malka Simkovich
ISBN-10 9781498542432
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 216
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This book explores two kinds of universalist thought that circulated among Jews in the Greco-Roman world. The first, which is founded on the idea that all people may worship the One True God in an engaged and sustained manner, originates in biblical prophetic literature. The second, which underscores a common ethic that all people share, arose in the second century bce. This study offers one definition of Jewish universalism that applies to both of these types of universalist thought: universalist literature presumes that all people, regardless of religion and ethnicity, have access to a relationship with the Israelite God and the benefits promised to those loyal to this God, without demanding that they participate in the Israelite community as a Jew. This book opens with an exploration of four types of relationships between Israelites and non-Israelites in biblical prophetic literature: Israel as Subjugators, Israel as Standard-Bearers, Naturalized Nations, and Universalized Worship. In all of these relationships, the foreign nations will acknowledge the One True God, but it is only the Universalized Worship model that offers a truly universalist vision of the end-time. The second section of this book examines how these four relationship models are expressed in Second Temple literature, and the third section studies late Second Temple texts that employ a second kind of universalist thought that emphasizes ethical behavior. This book closes with the suggestion that Ethical Universalist ideas expressed in late Second Temple texts reflect exposure to Stoic thinkers who were developing universalist ideas in the second century BCE.

The Perennial Tradition of Neoplatonism

The Perennial Tradition of Neoplatonism Author John J. Cleary
ISBN-10 9061868475
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 578
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The Perennial Tradition of Neoplatonism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Perennial Tradition of Neoplatonism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Perennial Tradition of Neoplatonism book for free.

The Participatory Turn

The Participatory Turn Author Jorge N. Ferrer
ISBN-10 9780791476017
Release 2008-12-04
Pages 388
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Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.

Common to Body and Soul

Common to Body and Soul Author Richard A.H. King
ISBN-10 9783110196511
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 279
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The volume presents essays on the philosophical explanation of the relationship between body and soul in antiquity from the Presocratics to Galen, including papers on Parmenides on thinking (E. Hussey, R. Dilcher), Empedocles’ Love (D. O’Brien), tripartition in Plato (T. Buchheim), Aristotle (C. Rapp, T. Johansen, P.-M. Morel), Peripatetics after Aristotle (R. Sharples), Hellenistic Philosophy (C. Rapp, C. Gill), and Galen (R. J. Hankinson).

Plato Phaedrus

Plato  Phaedrus Author Plato
ISBN-10 9781316154304
Release 2011-05-26
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Ostensibly a discussion about love, the debate in the Phaedrus also encompasses the art of rhetoric and how it should be practised. This new edition contains an introductory essay outlining the argument of the dialogue as a whole and Plato's arguments about rhetoric and eros in particular. The Introduction also considers Plato's style and offers an account of the reception of the dialogue from its composition to the twentieth century. A new Greek text of the dialogue is accompanied by a select textual apparatus. The greater part of the book consists of a Commentary, which elucidates the text and makes clear how Plato achieves his philosophical and literary objectives. Primarily intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of ancient Greek literature and philosophy, it will also benefit scholars who want an up-to-date account of how to understand the text, argument, style and background of the work.


Catilinarians Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
ISBN-10 0521832861
Release 2008-04-10
Pages 282
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Commentary for students on the four speeches delivered by Cicero during the crisis of 63 BC, when, as consul, he faced a conspiracy to overthrow the Roman state launched by the frustrated consular candidate Lucius Sergius Catilina. They show him at the height of his oratorical powers and political influence.

Plato on the Limits of Human Life

Plato on the Limits of Human Life Author Sara Brill
ISBN-10 9780253008916
Release 2013-06-03
Pages 272
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By focusing on the immortal character of the soul in key Platonic dialogues, Sara Brill shows how Plato thought of the soul as remarkably flexible, complex, and indicative of the inner workings of political life and institutions. As she explores the character of the soul, Brill reveals the corrective function that law and myth serve. If the soul is limitless, she claims, then the city must serve a regulatory or prosthetic function and prop up good political institutions against the threat of the soul’s excess. Brill’s sensitivity to dramatic elements and discursive strategies in Plato’s dialogues illuminates the intimate connection between city and soul.