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  1. Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Written in the Cosmos

    By Richard Rader

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    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...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus

    By Nickolas Pappas, Mark Zelcer

    Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

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

    By Sue Blundell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses

    By Shane Butler, Alex Purves

    Series: The Senses in Antiquity

    Like us, the ancient Greeks and Romans came to know and understand the world through their senses. Yet sensory experience has rarely been considered in the study of antiquity and, when the senses are examined, sight is regularly privileged. 'Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses' presents a radical...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Plato's Invisible Cities

    Discourse and Power in the Republic

    By Adi Ophir

    This book offers an original and detailed reading of Plato's Republic, one of the most influential philosophical works in the emergence of Western philosophy. The author discusses the Republic in terms of discursive events and political acts. Plato's act is placed in the context of a...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Weakness of the Will

    By Justin Gosling

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sophists, Socratics and Cynics (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Rankin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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....

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Plato's Meno In Focus

    Edited by Jane M. Day

    Series: Philosophers in Focus

    In one volume, this book brings together a new English translation of Plato's Meno, a selection of illuminating articles on themes in the dialogue published between 1965 and 1985 and an introduction setting the Meno in its historical context and opening up the key philosophical issues which the...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World (Routledge Revivals)

    From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age

    By Frank Vatai

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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 ‘...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy

    Edited by Frisbee Sheffield, James Warren

    Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy is a collection of new essays on the philosophy and philosophers of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Written by a cast of international scholars, it covers the full range of ancient philosophy from the sixth century BC to the sixth century AD and...

    Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge