Classical Studies: Ancient Philosophy

  • Epicurus on the Self book cover

    Epicurus on the Self

    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 – 2017-07-12 
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • Negotiating the Good Life: Aristotle and the Civil Society book cover

    Negotiating the Good Life

    Aristotle and the Civil Society

    By Mark A. Young

    For centuries philosophers have wrestled with the dichotomy between individual freedom on the one hand and collective solidarity on the other. Yet today there is a growing realization that this template is fundamentally flawed. In this book, Mark Young embraces and advocates a more holistic concept…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Greek–Latin Philosophical Interaction: Collected Essays of Sten Ebbesen Volume 1 book cover

    Greek–Latin Philosophical Interaction

    Collected Essays of Sten Ebbesen Volume 1

    By Sten Ebbesen

    Sten Ebbesen has contributed many works in the field of ancient and medieval philosophy over many decades of dedicated research. His style is crisp and lucid and his philosophical penetration and exposition of often difficult concepts and issues is both clear and intellectually impressive. Ashgate…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Ashgate Studies in Medieval Philosophy

  • Philosophy in the Roman Empire: Ethics, Politics and Society book cover

    Philosophy in the Roman Empire

    Ethics, Politics and Society

    By Michael Trapp

    Drawing on unusually broad range of sources for this study of Imperial period philosophical thought, Michael Trapp examines the central issues of personal morality, political theory, and social organization: philosophy as the pursuit of self-improvement and happiness; the conceptualization and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Ashgate Ancient Philosophy Series

  • Plotinus on the Appearance of Time and the World of Sense: A Pantomime book cover

    Plotinus on the Appearance of Time and the World of Sense

    A Pantomime

    By Deepa Majumdar

    Plotinus (c.205-70) was a Neoplatonist philosopher, his work posthumously published by Porphyry and divided into six books, nine tractates each, called the Enneads. In this book Majumdar makes a valuable addition to the literature on his work, especially Ennead III.7(45)11-13 - in particular…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27

  • Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy book cover

    Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

    Edited by Henrik Lagerlund

    The notions of mental representation and intentionality are central to contemporary philosophy of mind and it is usually assumed that these notions, if not originated, at least were made essential to the philosophy of mind by Descartes in the seventeenth century. The authors in this book challenge…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27

  • Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World book cover

    Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World

    Edited by E. P. Moloney, Michael Stuart Williams

    Warfare has long been central to a proper understanding of ancient Greece and Rome, worlds where war was, as the philosopher Heraclitus observed, ‘both king and father of all’. More recently, however, the understanding of Classical antiquity solely in such terms has been challenged; it is…

    Hardback – 2017-02-22

  • Plotinus book cover


    By Eyjólfur K. Emilsson

    Plotinus (AD 205–270) was the founder of Neoplatonism, whose thought has had a profound influence on medieval philosophy, and on Western philosophy more broadly. In this engaging book, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson introduces and explains the full spectrum of Plotinus’ philosophy for those coming to his…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    The Routledge Philosophers

  • Plato's Dialectic on Woman: Equal, Therefore Inferior book cover

    Plato's Dialectic on Woman

    Equal, Therefore Inferior

    By Elena Blair

    With the birth of the feminist movement classicists, philosophers, educational experts, and psychologists, all challenged by the question of whether or not Plato was a feminist, began to examine Plato’s dialogues in search of his conception of woman. The possibility arose of a new focus affecting…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Roman Literature, Gender and Reception: Domina Illustris book cover

    Roman Literature, Gender and Reception

    Domina Illustris

    Edited by Donald Lateiner, Barbara K. Gold, Judith Perkins

    This cutting-edge collection of essays offers provocative studies of ancient history, literature, gender identifications and roles, and subsequent interpretations of the republican and imperial Roman past. The prose and poetry of Cicero and Petronius, Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid receive fresh…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Rhetorical Realism: Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Ontology of Things book cover

    Rhetorical Realism

    Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Ontology of Things

    By Scot Barnett

    Rhetorical Realism responds to the surging interest in nonhumans across the humanities by exploring how realist commitments have historically accompanied understandings of rhetoric from antiquity to the present. For a discipline that often defines itself according to human speech and writing, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

  • Truth and History in the Ancient World: Pluralising the Past book cover

    Truth and History in the Ancient World

    Pluralising the Past

    Edited by Lisa Hau, Ian Ruffell

    This collection of essays investigates histories in the ancient world and the extent to which the producers and consumers of those histories believed them to be true. Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

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