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From Epicurus to Epictetus
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From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

A. A. Long

Abstract

This book presents eighteen essays on the philosophers and schools of the Hellenistic and Roman periods: Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics. The discussion ranges over four centuries of innovative and challenging thought in ethics and politics, psychology, epistemology, and cosmology. The focus is on the distinctive contributions and methodologies of individual thinkers, notably Epicurus, Zeno, Pyrrho, Arcesilaus, Lucretius, Cicero, Seneca, and Epictetus. Placing their philosophy in its cultural context, and considering it in relation to the earlier ideas of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, the a ... More

Keywords: Epicureans, Stoics, Sceptics, Zeno, Pyrrho, Arcesilaus, Lucretius, Cicero, Seneca

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199279128
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.001.0001

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A. A. Long, author
Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley
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