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The Berkeley PlatoFrom Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Stephen Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book explores the provenance of the so-called Berkeley Herm of Plato, a sculptural portrait that the author first encountered over thirty years ago in a university storage basement. The head, ... More

Cleomedes' Lectures on AstronomyA Translation of  The Heavens

Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy: A Translation of The Heavens

Cleomedes

Lawrence Witmer (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233256
eISBN:
9780520928510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233256.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The ... More

Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

David Sedley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks ... More

A Free WillOrigins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

Michael Frede

Halszka Osmolska (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268487
eISBN:
9780520948372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268487.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? In this book's account of the history of this idea, the notion of a free will emerged ... More

The Making of FornicationEros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Kathy Gaca

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This work provides a reassessment of the emergence and nature of Christian sexual morality, the dominant moral paradigm in Western society since late antiquity. While many scholars, including Michel ... More

Man and the WordThe Orations of Himerius

Man and the Word: The Orations of Himerius

Himerius

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250932
eISBN:
9780520933712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250932.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This annotated book offers an English translation of the orations of Himerius of Athens, a prominent teacher of rhetoric in the fourth century A.D. It contains 79 surviving orations and fragments of ... More

Plato's Parmenides

Plato's Parmenides

Samuel Scolnicov

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224032
eISBN:
9780520925113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224032.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Of all Plato's dialogues, the Parmenides is notoriously the most difficult to interpret. Scholars of all periods have disagreed about its aims and subject matter. The interpretations have ranged from ... More

Preaching BondageJohn Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Chris L. de Wet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book introduces and investigates the novel concept of doulology, the discourse of slavery, in the homilies of John Chrysostom, the late fourth-century priest and bishop. The text examines the ... More

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