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Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

Richard Seaford, John Wilkins, and Matthew Wright


This is a collection of new and original essays arising from a conference held in 2013 to mark Christopher Gill’s retirement from the chair of Ancient Thought at Exeter. All the essays in the volume contribute to a shared project—the exploration of ancient concepts of selfhood and the soul, understood in a broad sense—and, like the work of the honorand himself, these essays range widely across disciplinary boundaries between ancient philosophy, psychology, medical writing, and literary criticism. The thirteen contributions, which can be read separately or together, are marked by a diversity of ... More

Keywords: ancient philosophy, classical literature, selfhood, soul, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777250
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Seaford, editor
Emeritus Professor of Greek, University of Exeter

John Wilkins, editor
Emeritus Professor of Greek Culture, University of Exeter

Matthew Wright, editor
Associate Professor of Classics, University of Exeter