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Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

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The philosophy of Epictetus, a freed slave in the Roman Empire, has been profoundly influential on Western thought: it offers not only stimulating ideas but practical guidance in living one's life. A. A. Long, a leading scholar of later ancient philosophy, gives…
Letters On Ethics: To Lucilius
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|November 6, 2017

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The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero’s Italy,…
Stoic Studies: STOIC STUDIES
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|July 26, 1996

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The Graeco-Roman philosophy called Stoicism has become a major subject of research during the past three decades. In this book a leading scholar in the field assembles a dozen of his papers on Stoicism, focusing on three themes: ethics, psychology and the…
A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought
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|December 1, 2012

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Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? In Michael Frede's radically new account of the history of this idea, the notion of a free will emerged from powerful assumptions about the relation…
The Cambridge Companion To Early Greek Philosophy
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|June 28, 1999

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The Western tradition of philosophy began in Greece with a cluster of thinkers often called the Presocratics, whose influence has been incalculable. All these thinkers are discussed in this volume both as individuals and collectively in chapters on rational…
Shame And Necessity, Second Edition

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We tend to suppose that the ancient Greeks had primitive ideas of the self, of responsibility, freedom, and shame, and that now humanity has advanced from these to a more refined moral consciousness. Bernard Williams's original and radical book questions this…
Greek Models Of Mind And Self
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|January 5, 2015

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A. A. Long’s study of Greek notions of mind and human selfhood is anchored in questions of universal interest. What happens to us when we die? How is the mind or soul related to the body? Are we responsible for our own happiness? Can we achieve autonomy?…
The Hellenistic Philosophers: Volume 2, Greek and Latin Texts with Notes and Bibliography…

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This comprehensive sourcebook makes available in the original Latin and Greek the principal extant texts required for the study of the Stoic, Epicurean and skeptical schools of philosophy. The material is organized by schools, and within each school topics are…
The Hellenistic Philosophers: Volume 1, Translations of the Principal Sources with Philosophical…

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Volume I presents the texts in new translations by the authors, and these are accompanied by a philosophical and historical commentary designed for use by all readers, including those with no background in the classical world. With its glossary and indexes, this…
Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics
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|August 20, 1986

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The purpose of this book is to trace the main developments in Greek philosophy during the period which runs from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.c. to the end of the Roman Republic (31 B.c.). These three centuries, known to us as the Hellenistic Age,…
From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

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A.A. Long, one of the world's leading writers on ancient philosophy, presents eighteen essays on the philosophers and schools of the Hellenistic and Roman periods---Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics. The discussion ranges over four centuries of innovative and…
The Question Of Eclecticism: Studies In Later Greek Philosophy
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