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Roman reflections : studies in Latin philosophy

Author: Gareth D Williams; Katharina Volk
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume reasserts the significance of Roman philosophy by exploring how the Romans developed sophisticated forms of philosophical discourse shaped by their own history, concepts, and values, as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth D Williams; Katharina Volk
ISBN: 9780199999767 0199999767
OCLC Number: 885312783
Notes: Collection of 13 essays delivered at a conference held at Columbia University in March 2012.
Description: x, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
PART I. Philosophy and philosophi : from Cicero to Apuleius / Harry Hine --
PART II. Roman Pythagoras / Katharina Volk --
Philosophy is in the streets / James E.G. Zetzel --
To see and to be seen : on vision and perception in Lucretius and Cicero / Tobias Reinhardt --
Teaching Pericles : Cicero on the study of nature / Gretchen Reydams-Schils --
PART III. Tyrants, fire, and dangerous things / Andrew M. Riggsby --
Precept(or) and example in Seneca / Matthew Roller --
True greatness of soul in Seneca's De constantia sapientis / Yelena Baraz --
Minding the gap : Seneca, the self, and the sublime / Gareth D. Williams --
The emotional intelligence of Epicureans : doctrinalism and adaptation in Seneca's Epistles / Margaret Graver --
PART IV. "You're playing you now" : Helvidius Priscus as a Stoic hero / Wolfgang-Rainer Mann --
Patonizing Latin : Apuleius' Phaedo / Richard Fletcher --
Why ancient skeptics don't doubt the existence of the external world : Augustine and the beginnings of modern skepticism / Katja Maria Vogt.
Responsibility: edited by Gareth D. Williams and Katharina Volk.

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