English Epicures and Stoics: Ancient Legacies in Early Stuart Culture by Reid Barbour, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
English Epicures and Stoics: Ancient Legacies in Early Stuart Culture

English Epicures and Stoics: Ancient Legacies in Early Stuart Culture

by Reid Barbour
     
 

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Portraying the intricate dialectical influence of the ancient Greek philosophies of Epicureanism and Stoicism on 17th century England, Barbour (English, U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) analyzes how these disparate legacies served as touchstones for discourse in the theater and poetry, political, religious, and scientific literature of the period. The author's thesis is that early Stuart culture sought answers to their most pressing political and religious issues in these philosophies, particularly in Stoicism's seductive power for Christians (dangerous per Milton and Francis Bacon). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781558491717
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
11/18/1998
Series:
Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.22(d)

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