Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill by Richard SeafordSelfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill by Richard Seaford

Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

EditorRichard Seaford, John Wilkins, Matthew Wright

Hardcover | April 1, 2017

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Selfhood and the Soul is a collection of new and original essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. All of the essays in the volume contribute to a shared project - the exploration of ancient concepts of self and soul, understood in a broad sense - and, as in the work of the honorand himself, they are distinguished by a diversity of approach and subject matter, ranging widely across disciplinaryboundaries to cover ancient philosophy, psychology, medical writing, and literary criticism. They can be read separately or together, taking the reader on a journey through topics and themes as varied as money, love, hope, pleasure, rage, free will, metempsychosis, Roman imperialism, cookery, andthe Underworld, yet all committed to examining central issues about the experience of being a person and the question of how best to live. The international line-up of contributors includes many established figures in the disciplines of classical literature, ancient philosophy, and ancient medicine, as well as several younger scholars. All have been inspired by Christopher Gill's contributions to scholarly research in these fields andtheir collective work aspires to honour through imitation his remarkable combination of range with focus.
Richard Seaford is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Greek at the University of Exeter. He is the author of approximately 70 papers on myriad topics, such as philosophy at its inception, the New Testament, Homer, and Greek lyric poetry, tragedy, satyric drama, and religion (in particular the cult of Dionysos), and his books include Recipro...
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Title:Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher GillFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pagesPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198777256

ISBN - 13:9780198777250

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Table of Contents

Richard Seaford, John Wilkins, and Matthew Wright: Introduction1. Richard Seaford: The Psukhe from Homer to Plato: A Historical Sketch2. Katja Maria Vogt: Imagining Good Future States: Hope and Truth in Plato's Philebus3. Richard Sorabji: Freedom and Will: Graeco-Roman Origins4. R. J. Hankinson: Survival and the Self: Materialism and Metempsychosis Ancient Attitudes, Modern Perspectives5. David Sedley: Epicurean versus Cyrenaic Happiness6. Malcolm Schofield: Cicero on Imperialism and the Soul7. Gretchen Reydams-Schils: Maximus of Tyre on God and Providence8. Nicholas Banner: The Indeterminate Self and its Cultivation in Plotinus9. P. N. Singer: The Essence of Rage: Galen on Emotional Disturbances and their Physical Correlates10. Paul Scade: Music and the Soul in Stoicism11. Matthew Wright: A Lover's Discourse: Eros in Greek Tragedy12. Emma Gee: The Self and the Underworld13. Shadi Bartsch: Philosophy, Physicians, and Persianic SatireNotes on ContributorsBibliography of Christopher Gill's PublicationsIndex