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  1. 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 June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Origins of Ancient Greek Science

    Blood—A Philosophical Study

    By Michael Boylan

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    This book examines the origins of ancient Greek science using the vehicles of blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Careful attention to biomedical writers in the ancient world, as well as to the philosophical and literary work of writers prior to the Hippocratic authors, produce an interesting...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Roman Stoicism (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edward Vernon Arnold

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Roman Stoicism, first published in 1911, offers an authoritative introduction to this fascinating chapter in the history of Western philosophy, which throughout the 20th century has been rediscovered and rehabilitated among philosophers, theologians and intellectual historians. Stoicism played a...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. From the Socratics to the Socratic Schools

    Classical Ethics, Metaphysics and Epistemology

    By Ugo Zilioli

    In the two golden centuries that followed the death of Socrates, ancient philosophy underwent a tremendous transformation that culminated in the philosophical systematizations of Plato, Aristotle and the Hellenistic schools. Fundamental figures other than Plato were active after the death of...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy

    Cities and Transcendence

    By Jonathan N. Badger

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy is an inquiry into a fundamental political problem made visible through the tragic poetry of Sophocles. In part I Badger offers a detailed exegesis of three plays: Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes. These plays share a common theme, illuminating a persistent...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Cicero

    The Philosophy of a Roman Sceptic

    By Raphael Woolf

    Series: Philosophy in the Roman World

    Cicero’s philosophical works introduced Latin audiences to the ideas of the Stoics, Epicureans and other schools and figures of the post-Aristotelian period, thus influencing the transmission of those ideas through later history. While Cicero’s value as documentary evidence for the Hellenistic...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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