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Pharmakon : Plato, drug culture, and identity in ancient Athens

Author: Michael A Rinella
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pharmakon traces the emergence of an ethical discourse in ancient Greece, one centered on states of psychological ecstasy. In the dialogues of Plato, philosophy is itself characterized as a pharmakon, one superior to a large number of rival occupations, each of which laid claim to their powers being derived from, connected with, or likened to, a pharmakon. Accessible yet erudite, Pharmakon is one of the most  Read more...
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Rinella, Michael A. (Michael Anthony).
Pharmakon.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010
(DLC) 2010006940
(OCoLC)540644013
Named Person: Plato.; Plato.; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Rinella
ISBN: 9781461634010 1461634016
OCLC Number: 812923953
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 325 pages)
Contents: Wine and the symposion --
The symposion and the question of stasis --
Plato's reformulation of the symposion --
Drugs, epic poetry, and religion --
Socrates accused --
Socrates rehabilitated --
Medicine, drugs, and somatic regimen --
Magic, drugs, and noetic regimen --
Speech, drugs, and discursive regimen --
Philosophy's pharmacy.
Responsibility: Michael A. Rinella.

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Pharmakon traces the emergence of an ethical discourse in ancient Greece, one centered on states of psychological ecstasy. In the dialogues of Plato, philosophy is itself characterized as a pharmakon, one superior to a large number of rival occupations, each of which laid claim to their powers being derived from, connected with, or likened to, a pharmakon. Accessible yet erudite, Pharmakon is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the place of intoxicants in ancient thought yet written.

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Beginning from the most thorough review of classical intoxicants, Rinella applies his findings in detail to many Platonic texts. His results certainly have great significance for students of Plato, Read more...

 
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