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Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Gillian Clark and Tessa Rajak


Miriam Griffin is unrivalled as a bridge-builder between historians of the Graeco-Roman world and students of its philosophies. This wide-ranging volume in her honour brings together essays from seventeen international specialists, on a topic which is of major importance. Its subject matter covers from Socrates to late antiquity, extending to Diogenes, Cicero, Pliny the Elder, Marcus Aurelius, the Second Sophistic, Ulpian, Augustine, the Neoplatonist tradition, women philosophers, provision for basic human needs, the development of law, the formulation of imperial power, and the interpretation ... More

Keywords: Graeco-Roman, Socrates, Diogenes, Cicero, Pliny the Elder, Marcus Aurelius, Second Sophistic, Ulpian, Augustine, Neoplatonist

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198299905
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gillian Clark, editor
Professor of Ancient History, University of Bristol
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Tessa Rajak, editor
Reader in Classics, University of Reading
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Introduction: Philosophy and Power

Gillian Clark, and Tessa Rajak

PART I Philosophy and the State

Part II The Power of Philosophy

Part III Power

Arcanum Imperii: The Powers of Augustus

Hannah M. Cotton, and Alexander Yakobson

Part IV Philosophy and Religion

Ancient Philosophers

Jonathan Barnes