Issues in Ancient Philosophy

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Routledge's Issues in Ancient Philosophy exists to bring fresh light to the central themes of ancient philosophy through original studies which focus especially on texts and authors which lie outside the central ‘canon’. Contributions to the series are characterised by rigorous scholarship presented in an accessible manner; they are designed to be essential and invigorating reading for all advanced students in the field of ancient philosophy.

  • Taurus of Beirut: The Other Side of Middle Platonism book cover

    Taurus of Beirut

    The Other Side of Middle Platonism, 1st Edition

    By Federico M. Petrucci

    This volume is the first monograph devoted to the philosophy of Taurus of Beirut, and provides a long-awaited analysis of his texts and their first English translation. Through close examination of the extant witnesses, Petrucci gives a new account of Middle Platonism based on a fresh approach to…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
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  • The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous: Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity book cover

    The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous

    Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    By Mark Wildish

    The main aim of this book is to reconstruct a philosophical context for the Hieroglyphica of Horapollo, a late 5th century Greek study of hieroglyphic writing. In addition to reviewing and drawing on earlier approaches it explores the range of signs and meanings for which Horapollo is interested in…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30
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  • Epicurus on the Self book cover

    Epicurus on the Self

    1st Edition

    By Attila Németh

    Epicurus on the Self reconstructs a part of Epicurean ethics which only survives on the fragmentary papyrus rolls excavated from an ancient library in Herculaneum, On Nature XXV. The aim of this book is to contribute to a deeper understanding of Epicurus’ moral psychology, ethics and of its robust…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29
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  • Forms, Souls, and Embryos: Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction book cover

    Forms, Souls, and Embryos

    Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction, 1st Edition

    By James Wilberding

    Forms, Souls, and Embryos allows readers coming from different backgrounds to appreciate the depth and originality with which the Neoplatonists engaged with and responded to a number of philosophical questions central to human reproduction, including: What is the causal explanation of the embryo’s…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18
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  • Flow and Flux in Plato's Philosophy book cover

    Flow and Flux in Plato's Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Andrew J. Mason

    In this bold new study, Andrew J. Mason seeks both to shed light on the key issue of flux in Plato’s work, and to show that there is also in Plato a notion of flow that needs to be distinguished from flux. Mason brings out the importance of this hitherto neglected distinction, and proposes on its…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
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  • Saving the City: Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms book cover

    Saving the City

    Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms, 1st Edition

    By Malcolm Schofield

    Saving the City provides a detailed analysis of the attempts of ancient writers and thinkers, from Homer to Cicero, to construct and recommend political ideals of statesmanship and ruling, of the political community and of how it should be founded in justice. Malcolm Schofield debates to what…

    Paperback – 2012-07-26
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  • The Birth of Rhetoric: Gorgias, Plato and their Successors book cover

    The Birth of Rhetoric

    Gorgias, Plato and their Successors, 1st Edition

    By Robert Wardy

    What is rhetoric?Is it the capacity to persuade? Or is it 'mere' rhetoric: the ability to get others to do what the speaker wants, regardless of what they want? This is the rhetoric of ideological manipulation and political seduction. Rhetoric is for some a distinctive mode of communication; for…

    Paperback – 1998-03-12
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  • Mental Conflict book cover

    Mental Conflict

    1st Edition

    By A. W. Price

    As earthquakes expose geological faults, so mental conflict reveals tendencies to rupture within the mind. Dissension is rife not only between people but also within them, for each of us is subject to a contrariety of desires, beliefs, motivations, aspirations. What image are we to form of…

    Paperback – 1994-11-17
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  • Ancient Concepts of Philosophy book cover

    Ancient Concepts of Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By William Jordan

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1993-01-07
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