Roman Philosophers

Roman Philosophers

by Mark Morford
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Taylor & Francis

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Roman Philosophers

The philosophers of the Roman world were asking questions whose answers had practical effects on people's lives in antiquity, and which still influence our thinking to this day. In spite of being neglected in the modern era, this important age of philosophical thought is now undergoing a revival of interest.
Mark Morford's lively survey makes these recent scholarly developments accessible to a wide audience, examining the writings and ideas of both famous and lesser known figures - from Cato the Censor in 155 BCE to Marcus Aurelius in 180 CE. Based around extensive and fully translated quotations from the philosophical texts of the era, full consideration is given throughout to historical, political and cultural context.

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ISBN-13: 9780415188524
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/25/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Philosophia Togata
2. The Arrival of the Greek Philosophers in Rome
3. Cicero and His Contemporaries
4. Lucretius and the Epicureans
5. Philosophers and Poets in the Augustan Age
6. Seneca and His Contemporaries
7. Stoicism under Nero and the Flavians
8. From Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius
Appendices: Abbreviations, Notes, Further Reading
Indices: Philosophers Named in the Text, Passages Discussed, General Index

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