Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Ancient Greek Philosophy but Didn't Know Who to Ask

Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Ancient Greek Philosophy but Didn't Know Who to Ask

by Patricia F. O'Grady
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754651312

ISBN-13: 9780754651314

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Specialists in various areas of philosophy from Europe, North America, and Australia explain the major themes, theories, and arguments of the most prominent ancient Greek philosophers for students and prospective students of philosophy, or educated general readers who are intimidated by the mass of opinion tossed casually around the discipline like so many medicine

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Specialists in various areas of philosophy from Europe, North America, and Australia explain the major themes, theories, and arguments of the most prominent ancient Greek philosophers for students and prospective students of philosophy, or educated general readers who are intimidated by the mass of opinion tossed casually around the discipline like so many medicine balls. After introductory essays on philosophy and what the ancient Greeks mean today, they cover the literary precursors of philosophy including Homer and Aesop, the pre-Socratics and Socrates, the classical period, the Hellenistic philosophers, the Roman period, and archaeological sites. Playwrights and historians are among the figures profiled, such as Thucydides and Aristophanes. There is no index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780754651314
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword. Part I Introductory Essays: Introduction, Alan Chalmers; What is philosophy?, Trevor Curnow; What Greek philosophy means to us today, Ian Hunt. Part II The Precursors of Philosophy: Homer, Seamus Sweeney; Hesiod, Aude Engel; Aesop, Leo Groarke. Part III The Pre-socratics and Socrates: Thales of Miletus, Patricia O'Grady; Anaximander of Miletus, Dirk L. Couprie and Heleen J. Pott; Sappho, Christina Clark; Pythagoras, Thomas Kiefer; Xenophanes, Hye-kyung Kim; Aeschylus, Seamus Sweeney; Anaxagoras, Patricia O'Grady; Heraclitus, G. S. Bowe; Parmenides, Allan F. Randall; Empedocles, James M. Magrini; Protagoras of Abdera and Plato's Protagoras, Jonathan Lavery; The Sophists, Jonathan Lavery; Zeno of Elea, Doukas Kapantais; Sophocles, James M. Magrini; Euripides, Seamus Sweeney; Herodotus of Halicarnassus, Christine Farmer; Diotima of Mantineia, Melanie B. Mineo; Hippocrates of Cos, Andrew Gregory; Socrates, Hope May; Thucydides, Matthew Usher; Democritus, Alan Chalmers. Part IV The Classical Period: Aristophanes, Robert Phiddian; Plato, Gerasimos Santas; Plato's Symposium, Steven R. Robinson; The Anonymous Iamblichi, Louis Groarke; Diogenes of Sinope, Marjolein Oele; Eudoxus of Cnidos, Andrew Gregory; Aristotle, Hope May. Part V The Hellenistic Philosophers: Theophrastus of Eresus, Irene Svitzou; Pyrrho, Leo Groarke; Epicurus, Dirk Baltzly; Zeno of Citium, Maria Protopapas-Marneli; Archimedes, Suzanne Roux; Aristarchus of Samos, Andrew Gregory; Carneades, G.S. Bowe; Lucretius, Tim O'Keefe; Seneca the Younger, Kartika Panwar; Apollonius of Tyana, Gabriele Cornelli. Part VI The Roman Period: Epictetus, Keith Seddon; Apuleius of Madauros, Bruce J. MacLennan; Marcus Aurelius, William O. Stephens; Plotinus, David J. Yount; Sextus Empiricus, Sabatino Dibernardo; Imablichus of Chalcis, Bruce J. MacLennan; Anthony of Egypt and The Desert Fathers, Louis Groarke; Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea, Linos G. Benakis; Hypatia of Alexandria, Virginia Haddad; Proclus, Dirk Baltzly; John Philoponus, Antonia Kakavelaki; The Closure of the Academy of Athens, George Arabatzis. Part VII Archaeological Sites: The Athenian Acropolis, Evanthia Speliotis; The Athenian Agora, Kevin Glowacki; Corinth, G. S. Bowe; Delphi, Deborah Nash Peterson; Didyma, Peter Sommer; Eleusis, Anne Farrell; Epidaurus, Glenn Rawson; Marathon, Trevor Curnow; Miletus, Patricia O'Grady; Ancient Olympia: athletic games and intellectual contests, Glenn Rawson; Piraeus, Daniel Silvermintz; Samos, Tim O'Keefe and Patricia O'Grady; Syracuse, Phillip Meade; Troy and Henry Schliemann, Patricia O'Grady. Glossary, Glenn Rawson; Time Line, Andrew Gregory.

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