Ancient Philosophy Products

  • The Philosopher’s New Clothes

    The Theaetetus, the Academy, and Philosophy’s Turn against Fashion

    By Nickolas Pappas

    This book takes a new approach to the question, "Is the philosopher to be seen as universal human being or as eccentric?". Through a reading of the Theaetetus, Pappas first considers how we identify philosophers – how do they appear, in particular how do they dress? The book moves to modern…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26 
    Routledge

  • Sophists, Socratics and Cynics (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Rankin

    The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover human nature in its various practical manifestations than the facts of the physical world.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Violence, Civil Strife and Revolution in the Classical City (Routledge Revivals)

    750-330 BC

    By Andrew Lintott

    Violent conflict between individuals and groups was as common in the ancient world as it has been in more recent history. Detested in theory, it nevertheless became as frequent as war between sovereign states. The importance of such ‘stasis’ was recognised by political thinkers of the time,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Pliny’s Defense of Empire

    By Thomas R. Laehn

    Despite perennial interest in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, the world’s first encyclopedia, as a record of the prodigious, the quotidian, and the useful in Rome in the first century AD, for centuries Pliny has been derided as little more than an inept compiler of facts and marvels…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sue Blundell

    It has been much disputed to what extent thinkers in Greek and Roman antiquity adhered to ideas of evolution and progress in human affairs. Did they lack any conception of process in time, or did they anticipate Darwinian and Lamarckian hypotheses? The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World(Routledge Revivals)

    From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age

    By Frank Vatai

    Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World, first published in 1984, was the first comprehensive study of this recurrent theme in political sociology with specific reference to antiquity, and led to significant revaluation of the role of intellectuals in everyday political life. The term ‘…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Origins of Ancient Greek Science

    Blood—A Philosophical Study

    By Michael Boylan

    This book examines the origins of ancient Greek science using the vehicles of blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Careful attention to biomedical writers in the ancient world, as well as to the philosophical and literary work of writers prior to the Hippocratic authors, produce an interesting…

    Hardback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Roman Stoicism (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edward Vernon Arnold

    Roman Stoicism, first published in 1911, offers an authoritative introduction to this fascinating chapter in the history of Western philosophy, which throughout the 20th century has been rediscovered and rehabilitated among philosophers, theologians and intellectual historians. Stoicism played a…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • From the Socratics to the Socratic Schools

    Classical Ethics, Metaphysics and Epistemology

    By Ugo Zilioli

    In the two golden centuries that followed the death of Socrates, ancient philosophy underwent a tremendous transformation that culminated in the philosophical systematizations of Plato, Aristotle and the Hellenistic schools. Fundamental figures other than Plato were active after the death of…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge

  • Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy

    Cities and Transcendence

    By Jonathan N. Badger

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy is an inquiry into a fundamental political problem made visible through the tragic poetry of Sophocles. In part I Badger offers a detailed exegesis of three plays: Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. These plays share a common theme, illuminating a persistent…

    Paperback – 2015-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Cicero

    The Philosophy of a Roman Sceptic

    By Raphael Woolf

    Cicero’s philosophical works introduced Latin audiences to the ideas of the Stoics, Epicureans and other schools and figures of the post-Aristotelian period, thus influencing the transmission of those ideas through later history. While Cicero’s value as documentary evidence for the Hellenistic…

    Paperback – 2015-02-19
    Routledge
    Philosophy in the Roman World

  • Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Written in the Cosmos

    By Richard Rader

    Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus revivifies the complex question of fate and freedom in the tragedies of the famous Greek playwright. Starting with Sartre’s insights about radical existential freedom, this book shows that Aeschylus is concerned with the ethical ramifications of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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