Philosophia Togata I: Essays on Philosophy and Roman Society / Edition 1

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In recent years, the mutual interaction between philosophy and Roman political and cultural life has aroused much interest. In this collection of papers, originally delivered at the seminar on Philosophy and Roman Society at the University of Oxford, scholars from several disciplines investigate this interaction in the late Republic and early Empire, with particular emphasis on the formative period of the first century B.C. The book presents chapters on key digures such as Posidonius, Antiochus of Ascalon, Philodemus, Lucretius, Cicero, and Plutarch, as well as general essays on "Philosophy, Politics, and Politicians at Rome", and "Roman Rulers and the Philosophic Adviser," with contributions from Julia Annas, P.A. Brunt, David Sedley, and others.

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"Interesting, diverse, and learned....An impressive array of authors dealing with topics that they have something interesting to say about."—Ancient Philosophy

"Contains a variety of fine papers, and its main contribution is an attempt to place philosophy and the philosopher within the proper context of Roman society."—Classical World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198150855
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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Somerville College, Oxford

University of Geneva

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Table of Contents

1 Philosophy, Politics, and Politicians at Rome 1
2 Posidonius as Philosopher-Historian 38
3 Antiochus of Ascalon 51
4 Philosophical Allegiance in the Greco-Roman World 97
5 Lucretius and Politics 120
6 Cicero on Stoic Moral Philosophy and Private Property 151
7 Philosophy and Religion in the Late Republic 174
8 Plutarch: Roman Heroes and Greek Culture 199
9 Roman Rulers and the Philosophic Adviser 233
Bibliography 259
Indexes 289
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